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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

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Statewide Conservation Organizations

Audubon Society of New Hampshire

3 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301-8200
603-224-9909 / 603-226-0902 (fax)
Diane DeLuca, Sr. Biologist/Ornithologist

Protects and conserves wildlife and their habitat in New Hampshire through wildlife research and monitoring; land protection and advocacy, technical assistance on wetland protection to municipalities; exhibits, events and publications; and educational programs at the Seacoast Science Center/Odiorne State Park in Rye. Publications include Method for the Inventory and Evaluation of Vegetated Tidal Marshes in New Hampshire, Buffers for Surface Waters and Wetlands, A Guidebook for New Hampshire Communities. Ongoing successful tern restoration project at the Isles of Shoals.

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions

54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-7867 / 603-228-0423 (fax)
Marjory M. Swope, Executive Director

Fosters conservation and appropriate use of New Hampshire's natural resources providing assistance to conservation commissions, facilitating communication and cooperation among conservation commissions, and helping to create a climate in which commissions can be successful. Offers the Handbook for Municipal Conservation Commissions in New Hampshire, a quarterly newsletter and periodic conservation news bulletins.

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts
PO Box 2311
Concord, NH 03302-2311
Calvin Perkins, President;
Michele L. Tremblay, Executive Director

Provides leadership to individual county conservation districts in carrying out programs and objectives. Works toward the goal of sound soil and water conservation on the lands of district cooperators and others within the state. Supports local leadership and encourages collaboration. Represents districts on legislative issues, develops statewide policy recommendations, and serves as an information exchange.

New Hampshire Rivers Council

54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-228-6472 / 603-228-0423 (fax)
Kelly Short, Board of Directors President 

The only statewide conservation organization wholly dedicated to the protection and conservation of New Hampshire rivers. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1993. Worked to educate the public about the value of the state's rivers, designated rivers in the state's protection program, and advocated for strong public policies and wise management of New Hampshire's river resources.

New Hampshire Wildlife Federation

54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-5953 / 603-228-0423 (fax)
Mary Brown, Executive Director

Protects natural resources through conservation, education and legislation. Promotes quality outdoor recreation for today and future generations. Publishes bimonthly newsletter.

Sierra Club of New Hampshire

Laura Scott, Seacoast Chair
25 Salmon Falls Landing
Rochester, NH 03868

A non-profit, member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions. Participates in the water quality, pollution source identification team of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project.

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-9945 / 603-228-0423 (fax)
Jane Difley, President/Forester
Paul Doscher, Senior Director of Land conservation
Tom Howe, Senior Land Protection Specialist

Promotes conservation and appropriate use of New Hampshire's natural resources through education and research, advocacy, land protection, and forest management. Provides workshops and information on land protection and forest management issues, including two videos (ALand in Trust@ and ALogging Aesthetics@) and a quarterly magazine, Forest Notes. Assisted in securing Wild and Scenic designation for the Lamprey River. Offers two projects: Protecting Local Resources, that features strategic planning and training sessions to help local residents reach community consensus on conservation priorities; and Water Supply Protection, a research and training initiative that promotes land protection in municipal watersheds to protect public drinking water supplies. Provided direct assistance to the Land Conservation Investment Program (LCIP), that successfully protected 2,700 acres in the Seacoast region.

The Nature Conservancy

New Hampshire Chapter
22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-5853 / 603-228-2459 (fax)
Daryl Burtnett, State Director

Works to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Offers publications and field trips. Received a $511,000 grant to begin a major initiative to protect the Great Bay Estuary and surrounding wetlands and coastal habitats along New Hampshire's seacoast.

Has succeeded in protecting Durham Point Sedge Meadow - A 20-acre site in Durham which provides habitat for the globally-rare banded bog skimmer dragonfly, and Packer Bog - A 23-acre preserve in Portsmouth in one of the largest wetland areas feeding
Great Bay. It has an Atlantic white cedar swamp and provides potential habitat for the Hessel's Hairstreak, a rare butterfly.

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