On January 17, 1995, the Natural Resource Network of New Hampshire with support from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and Department of Natural Resources hosted a conference on Biodiversity Principles and Applications. The conference was for natural resource professionals working in New Hampshire. Over 175 people including teachers, outreach professionals, researchers, resource managers and administrators, and graduate students attended the conference in Newington, NH. Its purpose was to build a common understanding of concepts of biological diversity and integrity.
This paper provides natural resource professionals, scientists, teachers, policy makers, legislators, and the general public with a written overview of the major points, ideas, and definitions presented and discussed at this meeting.