Granite State Division

GRANITE STATE DIVISION

The Granite State Division (GSD) represents the New Hampshire membership. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 11:15am-1pm at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St, Concord, NH 03301.

Chair

Matt Chagnon
Term: 2/2020- 2/2021
matt.chagnon@unh.edu

UNH Thompson School Forestry Professor – Retired

Immediate Past Chair

Steve Roberge
Term: 2/2020 – 2/2021
steven.roberge@unh.edu

Chair Elect

Gabe Roxby
Term: 2/2020 – 2/2021
groxby@forestsociety.org

Field Forester, Society for the Protection of NH Forests

Secretary

Sam Taylor
Term: 2/2016 -2/2021
samuel.taylor@dncr.nh.gov

Forester I, NH Division of Forests and Lands

Treasurer

Susan Romano
Term: 2/2020 – 2/2021
susanromano2017@gmail.com

Consulting Forester

Education Chair

Tim Fleury
Term: 2/2015 – 2/2021
tim.fleury@unh.edu

Merrimack County Forester

Policy Chair

Hunter Carbee
Term: 2/2014 – 2/2020
hcarbee30@gmail.com

Procurement Forester

GSD Representative to NESAF

Jon Nute
Term: 2/2016 – 2/2021
nutea@comcast.net

Retired – HIllsborough County Forester

Science and Technology Chair

Andrew F. Howard, PhD, CF
Term: 2/2016 – 2/2021
andrewfrankhoward@gmail.com

Forestry Professor – retired

Tree Farm Committee Representative

Adam Lundsford
Term: 2/2019 – 2/2021
alunsfordhhp@gmail.com

Procurement Forester

Awards Chair

Janice Mulherin
Term: 2/2016 – 2/2021
mulherin@roadrunner.com

Retired – USFS

Newsletter Correspondent

Steve Eisenhaure
Term: 2/2018 – 2/2021
woodlands@unh.edu

Land Use Coordinator, UNH

2020 Student Intern Grant

Purpose:       To financially assist New Hampshire forestry businesses or other entities (non-profit or for profit) to hire a student intern so that the student would receive needed experience in their chosen field. The Grant amount is a $1000 matching grant given to each of three entities, or less than three entities with grants totaling $3000 if less than three applications are received.

Eligibility:       New Hampshire businesses or other entities where forestry related work is the prime focus of the intern’s work. Owner, forest manager or a staff member must be a member of the Granite State Division – Society of American Foresters. Intern must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of a 2 year, 4 year or graduate SAF accredited program majoring in forestry or a forestry related program. Process to apply:       Send a letter of intent to the GSD Executive Committee via e-mail to Susan Romano, susanromano2017@gmail.com by June 1, 2020. The letter should contain the following:

  • Proposed length of employment
  • Type of experience proposed for the intern by percent of time for the items listed under Selection Criteria below.

GSD-SAF will send information about this grant program to UNH to inform students. Businesses will be responsible for hiring the intern of their choice, which may be from any SAF accredited program, and will also be responsible for payroll expenses including taxes and worker’s compensation insurance. At the end of the internship, the business will submit a letter describing the length of employment, experience gained by the intern and a confirmation that a minimum of the grant amount plus a matching amount was spent on the intern for either payroll or training. The grant amount will be sent to the business at that time. Selection Criteria:       GSD/SAF will consider length of employment and core experience provided as part of the selection process, recognizing the differences between 2 year, 4 year and graduate programs. Higher consideration will be given to core forestry related functions such as:   

  • Forest management planning/Silvicultural prescription preparation
  • Timber cruising/inventory
  • GPS/GIS data collection
  • Timber Marking
  • Timber Sale Layout and Preparation
  • Boundary maintenance
  • Forest Research
  • Land Surveying

List any other type of work experience proposed.


Downloads


 GSD Draft Strategic Plan (12/2015)

This draft Strategic Plan represents existing resources and goals while recognizing GSD’s place in National SAF’s broader organizational structure. As such, the plan was modeled off National SAF’s strategic plan and tailored to our state based on our priorities.


Student Incentives Fund

Please consider donating to the Student Incentives Fund to support student forestry internships and SAF meeting attendance.   


Good Forestry in the Granite State Visit the UNH Good Forestry website to view the final publication and to download or purchase copies.


Policy Letters 


Position Statements


EC Meeting Minutes


Newsletters
Granite State Division newsletters may be viewed by clicking on a date below.


Links
Here are some useful links for anyone interested in forests or the timber industry in New Hampshire:

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Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our leadership team. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator.

NESAF

New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301