NHANRS Annual Membership Renewal Reminder – June 2022

I hope this message finds you well! I’m reaching out to introduce myself, and to share a membership renewal
reminder and update. My name is Sarah Large and I’m your newly elected NHANRS Membership Chair. I grew up
in Bow, NH and earned a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and Physics from Colby College in Waterville, ME.
I’ve spent most of my Environmental and Wetland Science career in NH. With the University of New Hampshire at
the Sustainability Institute initially, then at the NH Department of Transportation in the Bureau of Environment
with the Wetlands Program, and now with a private environmental consulting firm in Dover, NH. I enjoy being
outside, from walks in the forest, to kayaking in the many rivers and lakes of NH, or mucking around in wetlands.
I want to remind those that have not renewed their NHANRS membership for 2022 to please do so! Your
membership and participation in NHANRS are important to the future of our organization and is greatly valued.
NHANRS has offered virtual, hybrid, and in-person workshops so far this year, and we are looking forward to
offering upcoming events (in the planning stages) for the remainder of the year.

Please renew your membership prior to September 1st, 2022.

After that date, your membership will be considered lapsed for the year. You can download the membership
renewal form from NHANRS website at and submit electronically via email to
Brian, our Administrative Assistant, at Dues may be paid online through the membership
page or by mailing a check with your renewal form to NHANRS (PO Box 110, Concord NH 03302). If you have
questions, please contact Brian.

The NHANRS Board recognizes the past two years have been challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which
meant the association was unable to offer as many workshops, trainings, and other benefits to NHANRS members
as we would have liked. In light of this, we’ve adopted a policy to allow for a one-time lapsed membership
renewal “leniency” specifically for the years 2020 and 2021. Meaning, if you were a NHANRS member in 2019
and/or 2020 but did not renew in 2020 and/or 2021, this policy allows you to simply renew rather than having to
submit a new membership application. This policy only applies to 2022 renewals, so please renew before
September 1st, 2022 if you haven’t done so already!

Some of the benefits of being a NHANRS member include:
• Discounted admission into NHANRS-sponsored workshops, our Annual Conference and other events,
which include Continuing Education Hours to maintain professional certifications
• Representation and advocacy on wetland and natural resource policies at the state level
• Email notification of NHANRS’ upcoming events
• Networking opportunities with colleagues and friends in your profession
Thank you for your membership, past and present! If you have yet to renew this year, or if your membership
lapsed within the past two years, I hope that you consider renewing your membership to support the organization
and to continue to be a part of our network of environmental professionals. If you haven’t been a member in a
while or have never joined, I hope you consider joining!

Sarah Large
NHANRS Membership Chair



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 2022 Dues

Active Members – Regular $160.00, Senior (age 65+) $100.00

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.

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.

Public Sector Members – $45*
*Must provide current proof of working in the public sector. 

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.

Student Members – $25.00 Annual Dues*
*Individuals must provide proof of current student status. Sponsorship is not required.

1. Must be enrolled full-time in an associate, undergraduate or graduate-level program, and have an interest in natural resources, including but not limited to wetlands, wildlife, plant sciences, soils and water resources. 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 – $30.00 Annual Dues*
*Individuals must provide proof from municipality of current Commission membership with any event or
workshop registration

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.


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