Virtual Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Threatened and Endangered Species Rules on April 8.
There will be a joint public hearing on both the NHDES and NHFG draft rules on April 8. Click the link below to the view the press release from NH Fish and Game. The press release provides the login information needed to attend the virtual event, as well as a links to the proposed draft rules. We encourage all members to review the draft rule changes and to attend the virtual public hearing.
A message from your NHANRS Membership Chair
2021 Membership Dues are Due!
The NHANRS Board is excited to present the Annual Meeting in two morning Zoom session on January 22 and 29th – and to register at the member price, your membership renewal must be received by January 21! Not planning to attend the Annual Meeting? Please send your membership renewal anyways. An up-to-date membership assures that you will be on our e-mailing list to receive announcements about the workshops planned for 2021, and you will get member pricing on them. Don’t let your membership expire – Take an important step towards maintaining your professional credentials and staying connected with your fellow practitioners by renewing your membership today!
Sarah Barnum, Membership Chair
Get your forms and Pay Online on the memberships tab of this site for 2021 now!
NHANRS 2021 Annual Conference
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.
WORKSHOP: Q&A WITH NHDES WETLANDS BUREAU
Rules Permitting and Updates
November 6, 2020 – 1:00 PM
The NHDES Wetlands Bureau has proposed to have a semi-regular meeting with NHANRS. This on-line meeting will be held on November 6th. The Wetlands Bureau will start off with an update on changes in regulations that are either recently passed or are being considered. From there there will be a question and answer session with questions that have been submitted prior to the meeting. If you would like to participate and have a specific question, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Question for NHARNS Q&A with Wetlands Bureau 11/6/20″ as your Subject Line in the email .
Registration – On-Line Registration to a zoom meeting.
Cost – Free
NEW WORKSHOP: WILDLIFE AND ALTERATION OF TERRAIN PERMITTING CONFERENCE (via Zoom)
October 23, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM
As you may know, the NHDES Alteration of Terrain regulations now requires a wildlife study for all projects. This is still in its early days and there is some confusion that we hope can be cleared up. NHDES and NH Fish and Game are holding listening sessions with interested people. The first one was at the end of August and there are more to come. For the time being, we have a program to work with where qualified wildlife biologists submit reports to NH Fish and Game, and NH Fish and Game has input on potential impact to any rare or threatened species.
We have scheduled a 1-hour conference call seminar with NHDES and Fish and Game for an update for our members. This will include a discussion of the current status of the regulation by Ridgley Mauck of NH Department of Environmental Services and a discussion on the process and procedure for working with Melissa.
Registration: On-Line Registration to a zoom meeting.
MAIN STREET RELIEF FUND
The Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of an initial $400 million in emergency funding from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to provide emergency financial relief to New Hampshire small for-profit businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. However, in order to provide the most effective relief as quickly as possible, New Hampshire small businesses desiring to obtain relief will first be required to provide information concerning their…Read More
UPDATE: The program has now entered Phase 2 (known as MSRF 2.0) and an additional $100M has been allocated to the small businesses of NH.
EMERGENCY ORDER #29
Release: Governor Issues Emergency Order on Executive Branch Deadlines and Requirements – Information on Changes to NHDES Programs
News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 9, 2020
CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710
PLUS: EMERGENCY ORDER EXHIBIT H
Regarding Professional Licensure and Certification. May 19, 2020