- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is looking for volunteers to help monitor the health of the state’s forests and wildlife.

Since 1995, the Coverts (KUH’-vertz) Program has trained more than 450 people who each spend at least 40 hours a year helping determine the best way to protect and preserve vital habitats.

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s training session in May. The three-day session in Greenfield will feature experts in forest health, wildlife specialists, land trust representatives and Coverts Program alumni.

Besides forest and wildlife health, participants will learn about habitat management, land conservation and community conservation planning.

People can apply at the Cooperative Extension website: www.extension.unh.edu

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