Looking for a bit of adventure while exploring off trail? Interested in learning how to navigate in the woods?
Join the Chocorua Lake Conservancy for a meandering walk on its Burtt Lot just off Rt. 16 north of Chocorua Lake. We’ll be conducting a “stewardship visit” for the property—an annual visit that allows us to document changes to the property over time.
We’ll use maps and smartphone apps to keep track of where we wander and explore, making discoveries as we go. In the process we’ll record the plants and animals we see, to be added to the natural resource inventory for the property. Having a good overview of what occurs on our properties helps us make informed stewardship and management decisions, especially as the land changes over time. The more ears and eyes the better!
This adventure is part of our annual monitoring documentation, and volunteers are always welcome to help in the process. Come learn about our volunteer stewards program and enjoy a morning exploring an undeveloped property at the same time.
We won’t be following trails, so come prepared for a wandering walk along boundaries and the river on moderate terrain. If you have a favorite mapping app you use on a device, feel free to bring it along and share. We’ll see what plants might be blooming, spot and map invasive plants, look for and listen for any wildlife, and generally have fun exploring. When we’re done, we’ll fill out our annual monitoring report form.
Meet at the Moose Meadows field across from the Quilt Shop on Rt. 16 and we will carpool from there. Questions? Can’t make this adventure, but want to know more about volunteer stewards? Feel free to call the office and ask: 603-323-6252.
About the Presenter:
Naturalist Lynne Flaccus has 30 years of experience in land conservation and stewardship, managing protected properties, studying wildlife, and educating adults and children.