Biological Sciences, Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
College Woods is located on the west side of the main campus. It comprises approximately 250 acres of woods, streams, and small fields. College Woods is the oldest and most intensively used University property for education, research and recreation. It is not uncommon to see walkers, runners, and classes all in one brief stroll through the woods.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Natural Resources and the Environment, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
A research facility primarily focused on horticultural and agronomic crops, wildlife management, and a part of the Great Bay oyster renovation effort. The farm is the site for J. Brent Loy's extensive cucurbit breeding program, the longest-running such program in North America. The farm contributes forages for the dairy and equine programs and is also the site of the UNH Composting Facility. Daily operations are carried out by the Kingman Farm staff in concert with UNH Dining Services.
Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
Forest Technology students have access to UNH's extensive 3,800 acres of woodlands where they will study and learn about forest habitats, sustainable management techniques and more. Students will also spend time in the new UNH Sawmill where they will mill lumber from logs sustainably harvested from UNH land. The sawmill features a state-of-the-art thin-kerf bandsaw with remarkably low energy inputs. Field trips to local experts will also broaden student knowledge.
Natural Resources and the Environment
The primary activities at this farm are research, teaching, and outreach on the production of horticultural and ornamental crops. Recent and ongoing research projects include efforts in the areas of Integrated Pest Management (efforts to reduce dependence on pesticide applications), pollinator habitat assessment, use of high tunnels to hasten and extend the growing season for fruits and vegetables, the use of reflective plastic mulches to increase per-acre yields of vegetables, overwintering onions using nonheated low tunnels, evaluation of seedless table grape varieties, and the establishment of the most expansive kiwiberry breeding research project in the nation.