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.
Basic NRI Table 1 - revised 2011, taken from 2001 NRI Guide
Bath NRI story in Jan/Feb 2013 Wildlife Journal
Issue covers: Important Bird Areas, Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP), Trained Volunteers Conduct Grassland Bird Surveys, Goshawk Nesting Habitat in the White Mountains, Piping Plovers and Terns in NH, Citizen-science in Bird Monitoring and Research, Birding: A Personal View, Personal Notes on Breeding Bird Surveys, Managing for Birds, Nature Trails Become Tourism Focus, Conservation Planning for New Hampshire’s Wildlife.
Links to website of the Town of Belmont, NH's conservation commission, with materials related to regulation and voluntary measures to protect wildlife and habitats.
An index of conservation lands created by the town of Grantham, NH (2008)
Epping NRI Maps Sample Set
These workshop materials are designed for anyone interested in getting a basic introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and learning how to make maps of NH online. The materials focus on NH’s free online GIS mapper (the NH GRANIT Data Mapper).
Website containing raw GIS data and other online tools for mapping of natural resources and other community resources in New Hampshire.
An online mapping program for the state of NH, that you can use to create maps that include many natural resource features.
Step by step guide for communities interested in incorporating wildlife into their natural resources inventories.
Anyone interested in locating vernal pools in their area -- landowners, towns or conservation groups -- can get detailed guidance from this complete how-to manual.
NH Fish & Game directions for how to incorporate NH Wildlife Action Plan information into a community's Natural Resource Inventory
A table showing the recommended maps to included in a Natural Resource Inventory, used by communities in New Hampshire.
Download the maps created for the town of Bradford, NH's natural resource inventory (2009)
NRI Sample Outline
Learn about identifying and describing natural resources in a local setting in a natural resources inventory. Communities will gain a strong foundation for land conservation planning and more informed decision making about natural resources.
Materials related to the Natural Resource Inventory completed by the town of Gilmanton, NH (2004)
NRI done for town of Springfield, NH in 2008.
NRI Documents - Town NRIs
Links to NH Fish & Game website with complete information, including downloads, about the NH Wildlife Action Plan.
Downloadable appendices on habitat types from the NH Wildlife Action Plan.
Links to NH Fish & Game website describing how the Highest Ranked Habitats Map is derived and created.
Links to NH Fish & Game website explaining NH ecoregions used in NH Wildlife Action Plan.
Links to NH Fish & Game website describing how the statewide maps were derived and created.
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