The New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) mission is to promote the responsible use of natural resources and the natural resource science professions in New Hampshire, as well as to represent the diverse private, public, and educational interests of our membership.
NHANRS holds 3 Quarterly Membership Meetings and 1 Annual Conference/Membership Meeting each year. Membership meeting attendence lists are found on the Members Only Page
- NHANRS will hold ourSpring Quarterly Meeting on May 23rd at the Common Man in Concord, NH. The proposed Amendments to the By-laws will be voted upon. Please attend to cast your vote.
- The Upcoming Events Page has been updated and includes a number of workshops and events sponsored by NHANRS and other groups visit the Upcoming Events page for more information
- NHANRS Members: Please download the 2013 Dues Renewal Form if you did not receive one by email, and submit to NHANRS with your annual dues payment.
- The NHANRS Newsletter Resource was recently emailed to all NHANRS Members. If you did not receive your copy please make sure your 2013 dues has been paid. If you know you are caught up with your membership dues please email the webmanager to find out where your copy of Resource went.
- NHANRS is looking for members to volunteer to be part of the Legislative Committee. If you are interested please contact Sue at info[at]NHANRS.org
- The new US Army Corps NH PGP was released on August 3. Visit the USACOE web site to review the new permit.
- Students would you like your resume posted on the NHANRS website for NHANRS members to review? Please send a copy and posting request to webmanager [at] nhanrs.org. The resume will be posted on the Members Only section of the web site, and you will be granted access to that page. This will allow NHANRS Members who are employers looking for interns and employees to easily find and view your resume.
- Timberland Owners Association web site has updates on legislation impacting the timber industry and educational courses in Forestry
- NHDES - Important Changes to Land Resource Management Programs! In an effort to provide a higher quality, more streamlined permitting process for the regulated public, most Land Resources Management Programs (Alteration of Terrain Bureau, Subsurface Systems Bureau, Wetlands Bureau and the Shoreland Program) have updated their permit application forms. If you provide permit applications to the public, please take a moment to discard old application forms and ensure you have the newest versions. All current application forms are available at their respective DES web pages and have a revision date of 01/01/2012 located within the footnote. As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms. Going forward, all LRMP application forms will be simultaneously updated every 6 months. Land Resources Management, a subsection of the Water Division, coordinates communication and resources across those bureaus and programs that regulate land development projects that may impact state aquatic resources. For more information, please visit the NH DES Land Resources Management web page at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/lrm/index.htm.
- The Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind all wetland scientists to be sure that their delineation references the '87 Manual and Regional Supplement. The Army Corps are still receiving delineations referencing only the '87 manual. If delineators are using the supplement, they need to document it; if they are not, their delineations are not meeting standard and they face the risk of the Corps and/or the DES rejecting the delineation (forcing client's to incur additional expense and delay). Both the manual and the supplement may be accessed off of the Army Corps web site at www.nae.usace.army.mil/regulatory.As ofFeb 14, 2012 the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual:Northcentral and Northeast, Version 2.0 has been updated. The notice can be found here.
NHANRS donated $100 to the UNH Cooperative Exenstion's Saving Special Places Conservation Conference.
- Guidelines for Disposal of Terrestrial Invasive Plants was shared with us by Maine Association of Wetland Scientists. The publication was put together by the University of Connecticut in connection with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and the connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.
- The NH Joint Board has created a Continuing Education Hours fact sheet to help you coordinate your educational hour requirements for your certification. The information is on their website, www.nh.gov/jtboard/nsceu.htm
- Notice from the DES:The Army Corps of Engineers has posted an amended version of the PGP. The main changes to the Appendix B are adding a question about submitting information to the NHDHR, the DES links were revised and the Wildlife Action Plan maps, which were revised and renamed have been appropriately changed. There were some changes on the resources page of the full PGP and some very minor things within.
- All Army Corps Public Notices for New England can be found on their web page.
NHANRS Board of Directors:
- President: Chris Albert
- Vice President: Audra Klumb
- Treasurer: Linda Magoon
- Secretary: Adam Doiron
- Widlife/Forestry Discipline Chair: Jim Kennedy
- Soils Discipline Chair: Jamie Long
- Wetlands Discipline Chair: Bill Kuriger
- Legislative Committee: Cindy Balcius
- Membership: Kristen Bean
- Education: Sarah Allen
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