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Women working with chainsaws

Women in the Woods

Have you ever walked in the woods while 15 women are running chainsaws? While historically this hasn’t been a common sight in New Hampshire, UNH Extension is now helping make it a more frequent reality. The health of New Hampshire’s forests is defined by the ability of private landowners to make... Read More

Recent Stories

  • Three elderly men stand on a beach holding measuring sticks to determine height of the sand.
    - Shifting Sands
    Data from the volunteer-based Beach Profiling Program indicates which N.H. beaches are most resilient to coastal storms. Read More
  • Woman in plaid shirt holds whale baleen so library patrons can see
    - Outreach That’s Not Overdue
      A new program connects UNH Extension with New Hampshire's public libraries. Read More
  • Female graduate student on a boat holding a male blue crab
    - Crustacean Consternation
    UNH researchers have documented the first-ever pair of mated blue crabs in Great Bay Estuary, with potentially serious impacts on the ecosystem. Read More
  • A photo of researchers Jeff Garnas (left) and Matt Vadeboncoeur
    - Forest Impacts
    What impact do nonnative pests and diseases have on the vegetation of the Northern Forest? How will climate change impact the range of the northern red oak, especially within the... Read More
  • Wide angle shot of engineers measuring beach
    - Building Momentum for the Blue Economy
    When it comes to the economy, the ocean is a major player — from tourism to energy, seafood to shipping, the world’s marine-related assets tally up to trillions of dollars. But... Read More
  • Image of a New England downtown
    - Working for Change
    In 2015, a county agent for UNH Extension started paying closer attention to Franklin, New Hampshire, a small city situated 20 miles north of Concord. Nestled at the intersection... Read More
  • Five people stand side by side, some are holding glass plaques.
    - Innovation Inspiration
    UNHInnovation honored its Innovators of the Year for 2020 and 2021. Read More
  • Research at the UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses
    - UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouse Open House Returns April 2
    The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station is excited to welcome our community of supporters back to the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Open House. After two years of... Read More
  • Portrait of Marian McCord wearing dark blue suit and pearls
    - Outstanding Woman
    NH Business Review recognizes Marian McCord, senior vice provost for research, economic engagement and outreach, with a 2022 Outstanding Women in Business Award. Read More
  • Researcher stands alone in marsh
    - Keeping Great Marsh Great
    With a $3.1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, UNH researchers will work to protect Great Marsh in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Read More