Conservation Commission

DON’T MESS WITH TROY! or...“I HATE BEER TREES!”

From the Issue: 
June 2010
One fine day in April, after the accumulated snows of winter had melted and the brooks were full and rushing, I was offered the rare opportunity to join an ambitious hike out in the deep woods with Bob & Judy Hall and two Descoteaux brothers, Tom and Richie, who grew up in Troy and still live nearby.  A particularly scenic local area was chosen, and we set out in Richie’s truck with 4-wheel drive that got us pretty far along an old Class 6 road to “Base Camp,” from where we set out on foot. 

With an early morning start we made good progress.  The deciduous trees, brush and ground cover hadn’t come out yet, so along the trail you could see pretty far in every direction, with excellent visibility.  It was inside that “sweet spot,” after much of the mud had dried sufficiently for good footing, and the May flies had not yet made their annual appearance. But a fairly new species seems to have invaded our formerly [more or less] pristine ecosystem: the dreaded “Beer Tree.”

ASIAN LONGHORN BEETLE

From the Issue: 
May 2010
The Troy Conservation Commission and Cheshire County UNH Cooperative Extension are hosting a Spring Public Forum on the Asian Longhorn Beetle, presented by Steve Roberge, Cheshire County’s Extension Forester.  Scheduled for 7 PM on the evening of Thursday, May 6 at Gay-Kimball Library, the session will include a film update with stark visual evidence of the beetles’ damaging effects.
Please join us for this important event. If you have any questions, please telephone 352-4550.
    The conservation of Troy’s natural resources is vital to all of us, both now and especially going forward, as we assess and address the challenges of best caring for and preserving our natural environment.

“NO AMOUNT IS TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION”

From the Issue: 
March 2010
If something seems “too good to be true,” there’s usually a catch.  Economists will happily tell you, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch!” But if you carefully read the texts of Articles 6 & 7 in the proposed Warrant List for the upcoming Town Meeting, you will find those exact words: No amount is to be raised by taxation. How can we do that?
    As many are aware, the Conservation Commission is completing Phase 1 of Troy’s “Natural Resources Inventory,” or NRI,  in fulfillment of its charter under NH RSA 36-A:2. This direct mandate can be seen at:  http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/III/36-A/36-A-2.htm .  Our public presentation of NRI Phase 1 took place last month, being well-received by those in attendance.  The next step, building upon that solid foundation with Phase 2, will generate the fine-scale ground assessment necessary to validate specific areas of concern, such as future siting criteria for zoning practices, with computer-based mapping models, identifying strengths and challenges to our town’s future growth.

A GENTLE REMINDER: CONSERVATION COMMISSION NRI PRESENTATION

From the Issue: 
February 2010
Please don’t forget!  The Public Presentation of Troy’s state-mandated Natural Resources Inventory [NRI] findings has been scheduled for 7 PM on the evening of Thursday, February 4, at the G-K Library.
    The Presentation will be conducted by Jeff Littleton of Moosewood Ecological, who developed the NRI for the Troy Conservation Commission, chaired by Dorrie Upton.  Please read Jeff’s article in last month’s issue of the TROY TOWN NEWS for further details.
    This Project represents the culmination of extensive work by the Troy Conservation Commission, in conjunction with Moosewood Ecological, and incorporates citizen input from the two previously-held NRI Town Forums.
    We hope you will plan to attend this important presentation.  The conservation of Troy’s natural resources is vital to all of us, both now and especially going forward, as we assess and address the challenges of best caring for and preserving our natural environment.

NATURAL RESOURCES

From the Issue: 
January 2010
Troy residents are encouraged to attend an upcoming public presentation on the Town’s natural resources and to learn how it can be used as an educational and town planning tool. This presentation will be held on Thursday, February 4, at 7 PM at the Gay-Kimball Public Library on Route 12
For the past nine months, Moosewood Ecological of Chesterfield has been assisting the Town of Troy Conservation Commission in developing a phase I natural resources inventory (NRI), which seeks to better understand the town’s surface and groundwater resources, critical wildlife habitats, and working landscape (forest and agricultural resources), as well as to identify priorities for conservation.  As such, this project includes two main goals: community outreach and education, and the mapping of these natural resources.

CONSERVATION COMMISSION – PUBLIC NRI PRESENTATION

From the Issue: 
January 2010
The Public Presentation of Troy’s state-mandated Natural Resources Inventory [NRI] findings has been scheduled for 7 PM on the evening of Thursday, February 4, at G-K Library.
    The Presentation will be conducted by Jeff Littleton of Moosewood Ecological, who developed the NRI for the Troy Conservation Commission, chaired by Dorrie Upton.  Please read Jeff’s accompanying article in this issue of the TTN for further details.
    This Project represents the culmination of extensive work by the Troy Conservation Commission, in conjunction with Moosewood Ecological, and incorporates citizen input from the two previously-held NRI Town Forums.
    We hope you will plan to attend this important presentation.  The conservation of Troy’s natural resources is vital to all of us, both now and especially going forward, as we assess and address the challenges of best caring for and preserving our natural environment.

CONSERVATION SECOND NRI FORUM

From the Issue: 
November 2009
Do yourself a favor: first, go back and read Jeff Littleton’s “Natural Resources Forum” article on page 2 of last month’s TROY TOWN NEWS.  Then, do yourself a BIGGER favor, and come to G-K Library Thursday evening, November 12th at 7 PM, and make YOUR voice heard!  This will be your best and last chance to get YOUR input considered for our Town’s state-mandated Natural Resources Inventory, currently under development, and to find out what’s going on with that.  And hear what your friends and neighbors have to offer!

NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM

From the Issue: 
October 2009
The Town of Troy  is asking residents to come out for a discussion on the natural resources of their community and to offer input on future town-wide planning.  The community forum will be held on Thursday, November 12, at 7 PM at the Gay-Kimball Public Library.  In June, the Troy Conservation Commission held its first community forum to initiate the town-wide Natural Resources Inventory (NRI).  This provided a snapshot of the project to the residents of Troy  It began to identify some of Troy’s most significant natural areas.  To build upon this public input, the Troy Conservation Commission will be hosting a second community forum.
Syndicate content