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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

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New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

PO Box 2042
Concord, NH 03302-2042
603-271-3551 / 603-271-1109 (fax)

Operates a variety of programs, including: consumer protection, agricultural regulations, animal and plant health protection, natural resource protection, agricultural development and economic security, and pesticide regulation. Programs are ongoing, as dictated by statutes and budget considerations. Recently implemented a new law on manure, compost and fertilizer management and expanded a groundwater protection project.

New Hampshire Department of Resources & Economic Development

Commissioner's Office
172 Pembroke Road, PO Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302-1856
603-271-2411 / 271-2629 (fax)

Established by the New Hampshire Legislature Ato improve the administration of state government by providing unified direction of policies, programs and personnel in the field of resources and economic development. Consists of four divisions: Economic Development, Forests and Lands, Parks and Recreation and Ski Operations.

Division of Parks & Recreation

172 Pembroke Road, PO Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302-1856
603-271-3556 / 603-271-2629 (fax)

Operates and manages the New Hampshire State Park System, which contains 43 state parks, 12 historic sites, 14 natural areas, 39 islands, and 4 state fishing piers and marinas. Through its Office of Community Recreation, it provides a wide variety of professional services to promote the benefits of outdoor recreation for residents and visitors. From pier management to trail system planning, from mountain top accessibility to park safety, specialists are available to help with trails, parks and recreation concerns.

Division of Parks & Recreation, Seacoast Office

PO Box 606
Rye, NH 03871

Manages several state properties, including: (Beaches) - Wallis Sands, Ragged Neck, Jenness, North Hampton, Hampton Central and Hampton Beach State Park; (Marine Services) -Portsmouth Fish Pier, Rye Harbor Marina, Hampton State Pier, Seabrook Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative; (Historic Sites) - Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, Urban Forestry Center; (Coastal Defense Stations) - Fort Constitution, Fort Stark, Odiorne Point State Park.

New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau

Department of Resources & Economic Development
PO Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302-1856
603-271-3623 / 603-271-2629 (fax)

Maintains and conducts an on-going biological inventory of rare and sensitive plant and animal species and natural communities in New Hampshire. Provides data and scientific expertise to inform conservation and development decision making. Manages information through an integrated data management system consisting of a computerized database, comprehensive map files, and structured manual files, which is collectively referred to as the Biological and Conservation Data System (BCD). Can provide data on the location, condition, and conservation and legal status of tracked species and communities.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation

District 6
271 Main Street, PO Box 740
Durham, NH 03824
603-868-1133 / 603-868-5397 (fax)

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Food Protection
Brown Building
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3857
603-271-4589 / 603-271-4859 (fax)

Ensures that all shellfish harvested from New Hampshire coastal waters are safe for consumption. Worked in cooperation with other state agencies and UNH Jackson Estuarine Lab to re-open Hampton Harbor clam flats on a conditional basis and a section of Little Bay clam flats.

New Hampshire Fish & Game Department

Division of Marine Resources
225 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
603-868-1095 / 603-868-3305 (fax)

Promotes the conservation and use of the state's natural resources. Activities include fish and game management; enforcement of conservation laws; development of boating/public access projects; education on nongame species; and dissemination of information through newsletters, press releases, brochures, programs, and coordination of various public events. Marine Fisheries Division regulates and promotes recreational and commercial marine fishing, and responds to and evaluates effects of oil spills. Promotes the conservation of marine resources and their habitats to ensure their continued existence. Manages the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

NH Fish & Game Department
Region 3
Durham, NH 03824
603-868-1095 / 603-778-7398 (fax)

As part of a national system of protected areas, promotes informed management of the nation's estuarine and coastal habitats through linked programs of stewardship, public outreach and education, and scientific understanding. Administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed locally by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management

107 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3809
603-271-2231 / 603-225-7341 (fax)

Prepares for, and carries out, all emergency response and training functions. Works to prevent, minimize and repair injury or damage resulting from widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made cause (including, fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm, wave actions, technological incidents, oil or chemical spills, or water contamination). Responsible for command and control of the State's emergency response that involves: 1) activation of emergency response facilities; 2) direction and coordination of operations as the emergency develops; 3) recommendation and implementation of protective measures; 4) coordination of local, state, regional, and federal assistance; 5) media support. The office is divided into five sections: Management, Business Administration; Technological Hazards; Program Management & Training, and Operations.

New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning

57 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8519
603-271-2155, 2156, and 2157/ 603-271-2615 (fax)

The Office of Energy and Planning assists in planning and development throughout the state of New Hampshire. Manages several programs which focus efforts on the natural resources of the Seacoast: the Scenic and Cultural By-Ways program, Land Conservation Investment Program, the Federal Emergency Management program, Regional and Municipal Planning assistance, Statewide Recreation Planning, and Community Development Block Grants.

University of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Estuaries Project
University of New Hampshire
Nesmith Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuary Program, a joint local/state/federal program established under the Federal Clean water Act with the goal of promoting the protection and enhancement of nationally significant estuarine resources. Aims to safeguard the environmental quality of New Hampshire's estuaries by focusing on the identification, abatement and prevention of non-point pollution in the watersheds of New Hampshire's estuaries. Designing water quality improvement strategies that utilize the state's shellfish resources as an indicator of water quality and as a measure of overall estuarine health. Encouraging land use practices that minimize the impacts from development and protect significant habitats and species. Restoring degraded esturine and upland habitats.

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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