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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

NHDES Strategic Planning

November 2010

A Letter From the Commissioner…

I am pleased to share NHDES’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, a big picture, long-term approach to ensuring a healthy environment that will support New Hampshire’s quality of life for many years to come. NHDES has been “living” this plan for the past several years. In fact, work is already underway on nearly 40 percent of the 93 strategic actions in the plan.

You may notice that the plan looks very different from our previous strategic planning efforts; you will not see a program-by-program or “medium-by-medium” goal framework (e.g.,“Clean Air,” or “Clean Water”), but I assure you that this plan is based on NHDES’s steadfast commitment to its mission of sustaining a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire. This means that we are still hard at work ensuring high levels of water quality for water supplies, ecological balance, and swimming, fishing, and boating. We are also protecting the air that we breathe, cleaning up contaminated sites, fostering the proper management of municipal and industrial wastes, and managing water resources for future generations. more …

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