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

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.

Alternatives to Invasive Landscape Plants

27 plant species are currently prohibited from sale, transport, distribution, propagation or transplantation in New Hampshire including burning bush, Japanese barberry and Norway maple (see entire list appended to this fact sheet). This publication suggests alternative landscape plants for New Hampshire.

Biodiversity of the Granite State

This source contains information on what biodiversity is, how to preserve it, and the biodiversity in New Hampshire. 

Biodiversity Principles and Applications: Conference for Natural Resource Professionals in NH

A written overview of the presentations, major points, ideas, and definitions presented and discussed at a 1995 conference.

Ecology and Management of Northern Red Oak in New England

ABSTRACT: Northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) is one of the highest-valued species in New England for both timber production and wildlife amenities. However, the species is declining due to regeneration difficulties, dwindling farmland abandonment, and losses from deer browsing. Much of the available research information is from regions outside of New England, and may not apply. This publication is an attempt to assemble and evaluate information on red oak ecology, management, and habitat especially applicable to New England.

Forestry for the Birds- Presentations from the Mud Season Breakfast, May 11, 2010

Focus on using forest management to manage for a variety of birds.

Helpful Characteristics for Identifying Shrubs in Winter

The habit (form), twigs, fruit, bark and habitat (where they grow) are described for common New Hampshire trees and shrubs along with a color illustration of the twigs and buds.

Invasive Plants - Habitats Newsletter (winter, 2002)

Issue covers: What is an Invasive Plant?, Effects of Invasive Species on Natural Plant Communities, Control of Non-native Invasive Plants on Your Woodlot, Wildlife and Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Project at Cheshire County Farm, Invasive Plants and Lost Forest Revenue, Developing Strategies for Living with Invasives, Going Native with Landscape Design.

Invasives Publications & Resources

A collection of publications and presentations related to invasive plants including: What is an invasive; Identification guide to invasive plants; Controlling invasives on woodlots; and methods for disposal.

Landscaping at the Water's Edge: An Ecological Approach

A manual for New Hampshire landowners and landscapers.

List of Big Trees in New Hampshire (Introduced Trees)

A list of non-native trees not yet recognized in the Big Tree Program.

List of New Hampshire Native Trees

86 native trees are found in New Hampshire. They are listed by softwood and hardwood groups using common and latin names. Revised in 2014.

Moving Toward Sustainable Forestry: Lessons From Old Growth

The 2004 conference was dedicated to furthering the scientific understanding and conservation of old growth forests in the eastern US and Canada and promoting sound forest management, informed by an understanding of old growth forest dynamics. The conference featured scientific research that emerged since the prior conference of 2000 and provided a forum for discussing the identification, protection and use of old growth forests on a working landscape.

Native Shrubs, Subshrubs & Lianas of New Hampshire

235 shrubs, subshrubs & lianas native to New Hampshire are listed.

Natural Communities Issue - Habitats Newsletter (summer, 2001)

This issue covers: What is a natural community, Global Climate Change, Evaluating the New Hampshire Professional Logger Program, Watching Our Watersheds, Implementing Biodiversity Conservation, New Hampshire Natural Heritage Inventory, Why Did the Beavers Kill the Black Gum Trees? Natural Communities Responding to Change.

Natural Communities of New Hampshire

This comprehensive manual represents the culmination of 15 years of natural community classification work by the N.H. Natural Heritage Bureau. The 230-page book describes 192 different natural communities. Natural communities are recurring assemblages of plants and animals found in particular physical environments. Replaced by 2012 online version at http://www.nhdfl.org/library/pdf/Natural%20Heritage/WebVersion_Tech%20Manual.pdf

Natural Disasters: Habitats Newsletter (winter, 1999)

Issue covers natural disasters related to forests & wildlife:  Ice Storm 98 Revisited, Frog Deformaties, Stormwater Controls, Effects of storm damage on White Pines, Biodiversity conservation, Floodplain Forests, Keeping floodwaters down, Critical conservation intitiatives, Butterflies & skippers in Managed Forests

New Hampshire's Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines with Wildlife Value

Chart showing native plants and their value to wildlife (which parts are eaten by which species)

NH Forest Health - Habitats Newsletter (winter, 2001)

Issue contains articles covering:  NH forest health - An Opinion, Schools monitor ozone, Invasive species - glossy buckthorn, Butternut restoration project, Hardwood dieback, White pine health, Hemlock wooly adelgid, Forested wetlands, SPNHF celebrates 100 years, Color-infrared photos available, NH Invasive Species Committee, State Forest Nursery website established.


A website of with comprehensive information about laws, identification, control, management, disposal, and links to many other websites.

Photo Guide to NH's Natural Communities

Website of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau.

Publications Available from Forestry Information Center

A list of publications are available through the UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry Information Center. If you are interested in receiving any, please check them off and return the list to: Forestry Information Center, 211 Nesmith Hall, 131 Main Street Durham, NH 03824-3597.

Rare Plants of New Hampshire

This series of fact sheets on New Hampshire's threatened and endangered plants and animals was developed to assist foresters, loggers, landowners, and other land managers in identifying, protecting, and managing rare species and their habitats. Published in 1998.

Recreation: Habitats Newsletter (spring, 2005)

Issue contents include: Forests For Whom and For What? Top 10 Recreation Spots You May Never Have Visited, Public Recreational Use of Private Property: To Post or Not to Post, Recreation on Conservation Easement Lands, Wildlife Viewing in New Hampshire, Backcountry Essentials, ATVs and Public Access, Visiting New Hampshire’s Biodiversity.

Speaking for Wildlife - Nature of NH HANDOUT

"Visiting NH's Biodiversity" handout and order form

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