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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire group that’s trained over 500 volunteers in promoting wildlife conservation is seeking applications for its next workshop.

The New Hampshire Coverts Project is holding the workshop on May 2-5 at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield.

Each year, 25 conservation-minded residents gather with a team of natural resources professionals for the workshop, where they learn about wildlife and forest ecology, habitat management, land conservation and outreach. Participants commit to volunteer for at least 40 hours during the coming year and motivate others to become stewards of the state’s wildlife and forest resources. Applications are due March 1.

A covert is a thicket that provides shelter for wildlife. The term symbolizes the project’s goal of enhancing, restoring, and conserving wildlife habitat in New Hampshire.