The New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists Legislative Committee has been active in the legislative review of 2015 HB 349 by the Resources, Recreation and Development Committee. HB 349 was conceived to implement the recommendations of the Land Use Commission (2010) as they relate to wetland buffers and the assessment of indirect impacts to wetlands. NHANRS offered to host a science based workgroup to accomplish this goal and has established the Wetland Buffer Scientific Workgroup.
Read more about this Workgroup and related documents at our new Wetland Buffer Scientific Workgroup Page.
NHANRS has been asked to select a representative for the NHDES Wetlands & Streams Rules Workgroup that will begin on June 25 and meet regularly through at least December. A serious commitment to attend meetings, provide expertise, and work for and communicate to the NHANRS Board of Directors is required. If you are interested we will put your name before the NHANRS BOD at our next meeting scheduled for June 15, 2015. Contact Bill Kuriger at email@example.com or Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHANRS is pleased to invite you to present your coastal wetlands related oceanographic research results at the third NHANRS Coastal Wetlands Conference to be held at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard (Route 1A), Rye, NH, 03870 on October 16, 2015. Our working title is “The New England Coastline – Issues and Answers”.
Please consider presenting your research on any pertinent coastal wetlands topic that relates to aquaculture, fisheries, flora and fauna, impacts to and restoration of beaches, dunes, estuaries and salt marshes, sea level changes, tidal action and land forms, water quality, or other topics. If you have presented at previous NHANRS Coastal Wetlands Conferences, please consider updating your research with a new paper.
A program containing abstracts of speaker’s presentations will be produced for the conference. NHANRS, a non-profit organization for New Hampshire certified soil, wetland, forestry and wildlife scientists, is hosting the event for our members and the New England scientific community. Please contact Susan at NHANRS at email@example.com, 603-224-0401, or Bill Kuriger, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-292-0921, regarding this Call for Papers.
There is a new vernal pool reporting form and instructions posted to the NH Fish and Game (and NHDES) website. The new reporting form will allow consistent entry into the NH Wildlife Sightings database and is consistent with the DES vernal pool rules.
There are also keys to identifying vernal pool inhabitants both in their aquatic forms (during breeding season) and for some, as remnants when the pool is dry.
Check these out on the NHDES Vernal Pool web page.