Private landowners play an important role in sustaining New Hampshire's wildlife.
January 17, 2018
New Hampshire Fish and Game
Landowner Relations Program
Promoting respect, stewardship, and outdoor recreation on private lands.
Your Land, Your Legacy
Have you been thinking about what will happen to your land in the future? Maybe this winter is the perfect time for you to start thinking and planning.
This great introductory resource from UNH Cooperative Extension covers topics like why to start planning, how to plan for your legacy, talking with your family about your goals, and estate planning tools. The document displays tables that spell out the differences between ownership types. A great resource!
Young or old....all landowners should take a look at this document.
With abundant snow on the ground, tracking winter wildlife is a fun way to see what kinds of wildlife might be roaming around your property. Pull out your favorite winter mode of travel (snowshoe, ski, snowmobile, dog sled) and make it a point to do a loop or trail every few days throughout the winter to get a good idea of your winter residents.
I enjoy snowshoeing or skiing my backyard trails, observing deer, coyote, hare, squirrel, and small rodent tracks on a regular basis. If you've never done any snow tracking, take it slow and try to learn one or two new tracks this winter. Eventually you can build on your tracking knowledge and you'll be a pro in no time.
Download and print this simple tracking ID card (put it in a ziplock bag to keep it dry) and head outside.