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.
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.
This source contains information on what biodiversity is, how to preserve it, and the biodiversity in New Hampshire.
A written overview of the presentations, major points, ideas, and definitions presented and discussed at a 1995 conference.
Focus on using forest management to manage for a variety of birds.
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.
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.
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.
A manual for New Hampshire landowners and landscapers.
A list of non-native trees not yet recognized in the Big Tree Program.
86 native trees are found in New Hampshire. They are listed by softwood and hardwood groups using common and latin names. Revised in 2014.
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.
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.
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
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
Chart showing native plants and their value to wildlife (which parts are eaten by which species)
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.
Website of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau.
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.
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.
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.
"Visiting NH's Biodiversity" handout and order form
Describes a biologically-based method for determining what species of amphibians will use any given wetland by assessing wetlands based on their hydroperiod, the length of time and portion of the year that a wetland holds water. Understanding hydroperiod is an important initial step in guiding management decisions aimed at minimizing or avoiding loss or degradation of wetlands that provide significant amphibian breeding habitat within an area.
A new user-friendly publication (Aug 2011) based on an earlier technical report about the State of NH's Birds. Full color, with conservation strategies, arranged by habitat type.
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