Matthew Tarr

Matthew Tarr

Wildlife State Specialist
Phone: (603) 862-3594
Office: Cooperative Extension, Nesmith Hall Rm 216, Durham, NH 03824

Matt is a professional wildlife biologist and NH Licensed forester and he works throughout NH in close partnership with the NH Fish and Game Department to assist private landowners and communities improve habitat for wildlife. His specialties include improving forested wildlife habitat through commercial timber harvesting, field management to benefit vertebrate and invertebrate wildlife, shrubland and young forest habitat management, wildlife food plot design and maintenance, wetlands wildlife ecology and management, and methods for improving hunting opportunities on private land. Matt and his students are currently studying the factors that influence habitat selection and dispersal of shrubland-dependent songbirds and how non-native shrubs influence habitat quality for declining songbird species.

Matt's office is in Nesmith Hall.

Courses Taught

  • NR 615: Wildlife Habitats


  • M.S., Wildlife&Wildlands Sci.&Mgmt, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Wildlife&Wildlands Sci.&Mgmt, University of New Hampshire
  • A.A.S., Forestry Technology, University of New Hampshire