Welcome to the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists

The New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) is a membership of wetland scientists, soil scientists, biologists, foresters, surveyors, ecologists, state and municipal employees and citizens who work to promote the science of New Hampshire’s wetlands and soils.

NHANRS presents meetings and workshops for its members and other interested individuals and groups on topics such as wetland delineation, plant identification, soil mapping, vernal pool identification, and small mammal identification.

NHANRS holds an annual conference in the winter that often touches on wetland/soil/ecological research, ethics, wetland classification, and more. NHANRS presents additional meetings, which include a meal and an hour topic of interest to the membership. All of our workshops, meetings, and annual conference provide credit hours for attendance.

NHANRS membership provides discounts at all of the above described events, a newsletter, and notices to all of our upcoming events.


NHANRS Bylaws as of 1/31/2020 

Mission Statement: 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. The means by which we accomplish this are:

  • Communicating with our members regarding issues that affect our professions
  • Representing our members’ interests with local, state and federal legislators and policymakers
  • Promoting sound policies on environmental protection
  • Supporting prudent civil/urban planning processes
  • Providing continuing education for our members and the general public
  • Enhancing the public’s appreciation of the role that natural resources and natural resource professionals play in everyday life

Calendar of Events

NHANRS 2021 Annual Conference

Online Event

Friday, January 22, 2021 and
 Friday January 29,2021

 The NH Association of Natural Resource Scientist Annual Conference will be held over 2 Fridays on-line.  The conference has been developed to reflect current hot topics.  Currently, the NHDES is reacting and addressing the need for wildlife studies because of a 2020 court case requiring more than a signoff from NH Natural Heritage Bureau.  Our keynote speaker, Scott Mason, Executive Director of NH Fish and Game will provide an overview of the Department and his focus in leading the department.  Nate Harvey will provide some perspectives on identifying wildlife on sites and Tracy Tarr will give some insight on conducting wildlife studies for NHDES Alteration of Terrain requirements.  The first day will finish off with the return of Jason Reimers who will discuss ethics for Natural Resource Scientists. Ready to register? Click Here.