Balancing the protection of our natural resources with economic development in the state.

New Hampshire’s identity as the “Granite State” dates back to the early 1800s. Geology has a major role to play in determining where groundwater resources are most likely to be found and how they are being replenished. The development of land and shoreland in New Hampshire, the building and maintenance of roads, bridges and stream crossings, and the disposal of waste and wastewater are all closely monitored to preserve our natural resources and protect public health.