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Why Join NHANRS and What are Some of the Benefits?


NHANRS is an excellent professional development investment for those having an interest in wetland and natural resource sciences. Whether you are a seasoned professional, just starting out in the profession, or are interested in learning more about wetland and soil science, a NHANRS membership can benefit you.

NHANRS-sponsored workshops provide affordable opportunities for natural resource professionals to obtain valuable information and earn credit hours in areas of wetlands and soil science, ecology, and wildlife biology. Foresters, general ecologists, biologists and geologists would benefit from a NHANRS membership as well.

As a NHANRS member, you’ll receive exclusive:

  • Discounted admission into NHANRS-sponsored workshops and events
  • Representation and advocacy on wetland and natural resource policies at the local and state level
  • Current issues of Resource, an electronic newsletter containing the latest NHANRS news and scientific technical articles
  • Email notification of all of our upcoming events
  • Networking with the leading natural scientists in the state
  • Meetings and an annual conference with workshops in each of our disciplines
  • Continuing education hours to maintain professional licenses and certifications

Membership Levels and Dues

Active Members – $175.00 Annual Dues ($100.00 over 65)

1. All Active Membership applicants must satisfy the requirements set forth in either A and C, or B and C below:

A. Active Members shall be certified by the NH Joint Board and should include a copy of their certification when applying.

B. Active Members shall be natural resource science professionals having a Baccalaureate degree, with a minimum of 20 semester hours in soil science, wetland science, and/or other natural resource sciences, and must have been engaged in the practice of such profession for at least three years; however, persons having an Associate’s degree and six (6) years of practice in one of the natural resource science fields may be accepted as Active Members. Persons holding advanced degree(s) in relevant natural resource sciences may substitute a Master’s degree for one year of practice and a Doctorate degree for two years of practice. The advanced degree must be in the discipline to which membership is being applied. In no case shall less than one year of actual practice be accepted.

C. Additionally, applicants must be sponsored for membership by two active NHANRS members in each discipline applied for. Please enclose a copy of Joint Board Certification and Sponsor Forms, or a transcript, resume and Sponsor forms when applying.

2. Have voting privileges.
3. May serve on the Board of Directors or Chair standing committees
4. Senior-Active Members shall be those Active Members who are 65 years of age or older.

Public Sector Members – $30 Affiliate or $40 Active Annual Dues

1. Any person with an interest in the natural resource sciences that is currently an employee or volunteer of a government agency 2. May choose to be a member under the Affiliate Membership or Active Membership if all the requirements outlined above for Active Membership are met. 3. Active members have voting privileges and may serve on the Board of Directors or Chair standing committees.

Affiliate Members – $95.00 Annual Dues
1. Any person with an interest in the natural resource sciences. 2. Do not have regular association voting privileges. 3. May be appointed to committees and do have voting rights on that committee. 4. Do not have to be sponsored but must be approved by the Board of Directors. 5. Affiliate Membership is not open to certified professionals.

Student Members – $25.00 Annual Dues
1. Must be enrolled full-time in an associate, undergraduate or graduate-level natural resource science curriculum. Please enclose transcripts. 2. May serve on committees and do have voting privileges on committees. 3. Cannot serve as committee chairs or as Directors and do not have voting privileges at regular Association meetings.

Conservation Commission Group Membership – $25.00 Annual Dues
1. Any Conservation Commission established by Town Vote and operating under the requirements of NH RSA 36-A may become an Association member as a group. 2. May serve on committees and do have voting privileges on committees. 3. Cannot serve as committee chairs or as Directors and do not have voting privileges at regular association meetings.

Join NHANRS Now!

For membership consideration, please send a completed Membership Application with applicable attachments, a check for the appropriate fee, and Sponsor Forms to the NHANRS P.O. Box address.

Both of these forms can be completed using Adobe Reader or may be printed out and completed with a black or blue pen.

View/Download the NHANRS Membership Application.

The NHANRS Application Form for New Membership is not yet available for 2020. If choosing to apply as a new member OR choosing to switch categories from your current membership, please use the 2020 Renewal Form available on the NHANRS website and make a note at the top of the form – either “New Membership Application” OR “Change in Membership Level” when submitting it to NHANRS. 

In accordance with NHANRS standard policies and procedures for Active membership, and as stated on the 2020 Renewal Form,  Eligibility for Active membership requires a copy of the individual’s NH Joint Board Certification accompanied by two sponsorships from current active members OR transcripts, resume and two sponsorships.  Active and Affiliate Membership requires formal approval by the NHANRS Board of Directors.


View/Download the NHANRS Sponsor Form.

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