Wayne A. Derby
Registered New Hampshire
Hunting and Fishing Guide
New Hampshire's only full time Registered Guide.
|Backpack Tours, Day Hikes and Nature Walks
Wildlife Calling and Tracking
Hunting and Fishing Trips (up to 14 days)
Winter Camping, Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Trips
Birding Expeditions (Watching and Identification)
Scenic and Wildlife Photography
Plant, Wildlife and Habitat Inventory and Identification
Trail Talks and Lectures
Northern Land Services
134 Maple Street, Bethlehem, N.H. 03574
At age 10, Wayne began his career in the Audubon Society's Junior Naturalist Program. Since 1994, he has been involved full time in offering recreation and learning opportunities to the public. Generally, he serves 200-300 people (teens and adults) per year in small private groups or through such entities as the NH Fish and Game Services, Science Center of NH, The Waterville Valley Recreation Department, local summer camps and schools.
· New Hampshire's only full time Registered Guide.
· Entertainer and educator leading "Nature Walks and Talks" identifying mammals, reptiles,
amphibians, birds by sight and by call, habitat and plant life.
RFD #1, Box 654
|Representative Class Descriptions:
· "Environmental Ethics and the LEAVE NO TRACE Philosophy"
This is a one or two day course at a minimum. It can also be as long as one week depending on the depth of knowledge and application desired. We learn how the seven points of the "Leave No Trace Philosophy" help us protect the environment. In all cases, we examine sites where we can discuss and apply these ethical environmental directives.
· "Biology and Life Cycles of the Wild Turkey, the Black Bear, the Moose, and the White
Tail Deer -- the large game species in New Hampshire" Each one of these four classes is one day in length. They involve the life cycle of each species through one year of their lives, from birth until the following year. We examine the changes that their environment and ecosystems go through and how they adapt their behavior to survive with those changes.
° "Tree and Plant Identification" Four hour class - participants learn the dominant species of all the story, under story, and ground cover.
· "Edible and Medicinal Plants"
Participants learn to identify and utilize plants that have edible or medicinal qualities for humans. We also discuss the proper techniques for gathering and harvesting these plants. The course can be a half or full day class. If there is enough time and resources are available, we apply our new knowledge and prepare a meal from the wild.
· "The Predator and Prey Relations"
A half day, hands-on course in which participants observe the physioIogies ofpredators and prey and explore how different physical characteristics have been adapted to their respective roles in the ecosystem.
"Tracking, Fishing, Archery, and Shooting"
These classes are designed for the novice who wants to develop an understanding of each discipline. All are hands on activities including initial class time followed by a field trip to exercise the acquired knowledge. In the tracking class, we learn to distinguish the signs that indicate which animals have passed through an area and who makes what footprints.
This is either a half-day or a fuIl-day activity. Participants will be asked to learn and discuss the different environments that we have here in northern New Hampshire. When we have accomplished that, we will examine and discuss how all the ecosystems interrelate with one another and why they are necessary for each other's survival.
"Wilderness Education Association Philosophy"
Depending on the depth of knowledge and involvement that the participants want, this course can range in length from a three-day weekend to 30 days in the field. The Wilderness Education Association consists of 18 days. The course follows WEA and "Leave No Trace" ethics curriculum.
|GOLDEN EAGLE LODGE
6 SNOW'S BROOK RD., PO BOX 495
WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH 03215
January 7, 1997
To Whom It May Concern...
I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Wayne Derby. I had the pleasure of getting to know Wayne during the summers of 1994 & 1995, while I was employed as the Director of Recreation for the Town of Waterville Valley, NH. The Town of Warorville Valley Recreation Department is a very unique municipal department, in that it services residents, property owners and numerous guests ofthe resort community. Being situated in the midst of the While Mountain National Forest allowed us to expand on environmental and outdoor programming. It was in this capacity that I came to know Wayne Derby.
Wayne was hired by our department to work with our enviromnental and outdoor programs. He led numerous "walk talks" and hikes for the department, and I believe he is still employed by them during the summer season. Wayne was responsible for taking groups sometimes family oriented, and sometimes adults; into our surrounding forest trails and meadows on informative nature walks and hikes. I found Wayne to be a highly enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable individual, with a genuine love of the environment and the outdoors, that he is eager to share with young & old alike. He is friendly and energetic and he was well liked by both participants and department staff members.
I think one of the nice things about Wayne and his approach to his nature programming is that he takes other peoples interests and experience levels into account when he shares his information. He is not 'pushy' or overbearing, and at times can be quite entertaining with his stories! He likes to share his experiences, his photography and his knowledge.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Wayne and his guiding services for a group or program. In fact, I have been in contact with Wayne regarding utilizing his services with group outings here at the Golden Eagle Lodge. I hope to be continuing my working relationship with him in my new position here. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.
Claire E. Moorhead
Director, Group & Guest Services
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Northern Land Services
134 Maple Street, Bethlehem, N.H. 03574
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