A Landowner's Guide to Inventorying and Monitoring Wildlife in New Hampshire

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This 80-page guide published in 2004 helps landowners in New Hampshire better know and understand wildlife on their property.  It was produced by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, with funding support from the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation, NH Fish & Game, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Fund.

Excerpt from publication

"In this book we will describe the process of getting to know the wildlife on your land. Even if you aren’t a landowner, you may have a special place in your neighborhood—a town forest, a local natural area, a walking path—where you spend a lot of time and have come to appreciate its value as a home for wildlife.

This guide will help you become a better observer of wildlife, and help you understand the needs of different wildlife species and where they might be found on the land. You also will learn how to conduct your own inventory of different wildlife species and to monitor changes in their numbers over time. Finally, you will learn about statewide and national wildlife monitoring programs where your skills, knowledge, and data collection can contribute to broader wildlife studies. While some of these activities may typically be the work of biologists or avid birders, with a bit of training they can be accomplished by anyone with the ambition to learn more about wildlife and the habitats where they live."

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Chapter 1 – Making Observations

Chapter 2 – Creating a Habitat Inventory

Chapter 3 – Wildlife Inventories and Collecting Baseline Information

Chapter 4 – Wildlife Monitoring and Data Collection


Extension State Specialist, Community Volunteers
Phone: (603) 862-2166
Office: Cooperative Extension, Nesmith Hall, Durham, NH 03824

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