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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Hampshire Coastal Program Online Directory
Federal Agencies

Coastal America Project

Reporters Building, Suite 400
300 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-0599

Chair, Northeast Region of Coastal America Project
William Hubbard
Chief, Environmental Resources Branch 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
696 Virginia Road 
Concord, MA 01742-2751 
978-318-8552/ 978-318-8560 (fax)

As a partnership of various federal environmental agencies, the project strives to: (1) protect, preserve, and restore the Nation's coastal ecosystems through existing federal capabilities and authorities; (2) collaborate and cooperate in the stewardship of coastal living resources by working in partnership with other federal programs, and by integrating federal actions with state, local, tribal government, and non--governmental efforts; and (3) provide a framework for action that effectively focuses expertise and resources in order to produce demonstrable environmental and programmatic results that may serve as models for effective management of coastal living resources.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
SSMC4, 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Charles Ehler, Acting Director

Oversees the National Coastal Zone Management Program, of which the New Hampshire Coastal Program is a component. Supports an overall goal to preserve, protect, and where possible, restore and enhance the Nation's coastal zone resources. Assists member states in achieving wise use of land and water resources in the coastal zone; preparation of special area management plans; and facilitation of participation and coordination between the public, federal, state, local, interstate and regional agencies that affect the coast.

National Marine Fisheries Service, NE Region
One Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930-2298
978-281-9300 (main) / 978-281-9333 (fax)
Patricia Kurkul, Regional Administrator

Administers NOAA's programs which support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources. NMFS provides services and products to support domestic and international fisheries management operations, fisheries development, trade and industry assistance activities, enforcement, protected species and habitat conservation operations, and the scientific and technical aspects of NOAA's marine fisheries program (e.g, stock assessments).

NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
843-740-1200/843-740-1224 (fax)
Margaret Davidson, Director

Acts as a coastal science and resource advisory center that draws on the expertise of NOAA and its partners to address critical coastal resource issues. Works to identify, develop, and facilitate the use of technologies and information that support use and management of coastal resources. Serves to Abridge the gap between coastal scientists and resource managers by bringing Center staff, technologies, and outside partner expertise to bear on national problems related to coastal ecosystems and economies.

National Park Service

Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program
18 Low Avenue
Concord, NH 03301-4902
603-226-3240 / 603-224-0091 (fax)
Margaret Watkins

Facilitated the designation of the Lamprey River into the Wild and Scenic River Program. Works with the Lamprey River Advisory Committee on an ongoing basis to implement the Lamprey River Management Plan. Assists local community groups with implementing shorter term river conservation, trail construction, and land conservation projects and programs, based on an annual project selection process with a September 1 deadline.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Building 44
Code 106.3
Portsmouth, NH 03804-5000
207-438-2536 / 207-438-3830(fax)
Marty Raymond, Environmental Division

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s primary mission is the overhaul, repair, modernization, and refueling of LOS ANGELES CLASS nuclear powered submarines. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the most experienced naval shipyard in submarine design, construction, modernization, and maintenance, and is diversifying in the deep ocean submersible and special operations arenas. Additionally, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the planning yard for the Navy’s deepest diving submarine and submersible as well as other scientific research, defense prototype testing and submerged rescue platforms.

U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers

Environmental Resources Branch 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
696 Virginia Road 
Concord, MA 01742-2751 
978-318-8552/ 978-318-8560 (fax)
William Hubbard, Chief, Environmental Resources Branch

Provides services in water resources development with mission functions for flood control, navigation, and environmental restoration. Recent success in salt marsh and anadromous fisheries restoration projects in New England, cleanup of formerly used defense sites, beneficial use of dredged material, and extensive regulatory protection of resources.

U.S. Coast Guard Office

Marine Safety Field Office Portsmouth
USCG Station, Portsmouth Harbor
New Castle, NH 03854-0600
603-433-7324 / 603-433-7570 (fax)

Inspects foreign vessels entering port and ensures compliance with U.S. laws and international treaties. Responds to pollution incidents in the navigable waters of the United States and attempts to prevent pollution from vessels and facilities.

U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Federal Building
2 Madbury Road
Durham, NH 03824-2043
603-868-7581 / 603-868-5301 (fax)
Richard Babcock, State Conservationist
Gerald D. Lang, Technology Leader

NRCS Field Office
243 Calef Highway
Telly's Plaza
Epping, NH 03242
Sue Hoey, Resources Conservationist

Works to reduce soil erosion and prevent non-point source pollution by providing financial and technical assistance for pollution control in the Great Bay drainage area. Technical specialists in biology, forestry, hydrology, engineering, resource planning, and soils are available to provide individual or team assistance to towns or landowners dealing with problems in soil erosion, water quality, wetlands and salt marsh restoration, stormwater management, and bank stabilization.

Completed Evaluation of Restorable Salt Marshes in New Hampshire including maps showing locations and cost estimates to restore marshes.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA New England
1 Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CNH)
Boston, MA 02114-2023
617-918-1111 (operator) 617-918-1581 (Director) / 617-918-1581/617-918-1505 (fax)
Carl DeLoi, NH Director

Housed in the EPA Office of Ecosystem Protection in Boston, the New Hampshire office (also known as Team New Hampshire) helps the public understand, protect, and restore natural resources in New Hampshire. Manages all of EPA's major water programs and involved in air issues and hazardous waste management. Identified the Great Bay Estuary and Seacoast Region as priority areas for resource protection efforts over the next several years. Provides individuals and groups with access to different EPA programs.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

New England Field Office
70 Commercial Street, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301-5087
603-223-2541/ 603-225-1467 (fax)
Micheal Bartlett, New England Field Supervisor

Works to protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats by assisting in coastal wetlands protection, evaluating development, providing scientific data, and protecting endangered species. Resources include publications, technical reports, curricula, fact sheets, exhibits, maps, and atlases.

Under the Partners for Wildlife program, three major wetland restoration projects have been completed at Stuart Farm in Stratham, Awcomin Marsh in Rye Harbor, and 25 acres of saltmarsh in the Town of Rye. Hopes to continue to fund restoration in New Hampshire and further enhance the state's wildlife habitat.

Gulf of Maine Program

4R Fundy Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-8364 / 207-781-8369 (fax)
Stewart Fefer, Project Leader

Focuses on protecting economically, recreationally, and ecologically important coastal resources throughout the Gulf of Maine watershed. Compiles and shares biological data with many organizations. Analyzes data and identifies important wildlife habitat. Offers technical assistance and directs interested organizations, including local conservation groups and land trusts, to funding opportunities that promote habitat protection. Has worked to protect and restore more than 22,000 acres of high value wildlife habitat, leveraging over $30 million of habitat protection.

Refuges and Wildlife

100 Merrimac Drive
Newington, NH 03801
603-431-5581 / 603-431-6014 (fax)
Jan Taylor, Wildlife/Biologist/GIS Specialist

Analyzing existing information to identify important habitats for a variety of plant and animal species important in the coastal areas of New Hampshire, specifically the Great Bay watershed. Analyses will provide a pool of information applicable to resource issues ranging from wetland protection, conservation of rare and endangered species, water quality issues, and management of marine resources.

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge

100 Merrimac Drive
Newington, NH 03801-2903
603-431-7511 / 603-431-6014 (fax)

One of over 520 National Wildlife Refuges in the United States, with a land area of 1,082 acres, including 6.5 miles of undeveloped Great Bay shoreline (the largest section of undeveloped shoreline in the bay). Protects the land and shoreline for the wildlife resources of Great Bay. Opened for wildlife oriented public use in May 1996.

U.S. Geological Survey

361 Commerce Way
Pembroke, NH 03275
603-226-7800 / 603-226-7894 (fax)
Brian Mrazik, Water District Chief

Provides the Nation with reliable, impartial information about the earth to minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; enhance and protect the quality of life; and contribute to wise economic and physical development. Activities in coastal NH include groundwater mapping, streamflow discharge measurements, and other data collection/documentation services.

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