Community Resources


Resources from the State of New Hampshire and other agencies

University of New Hampshire Extension Service
UNH Extension Services: Resources
Since 1915, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNH Extension) has improved citizens' lives by providing research-based information and non-formal education programs on topics important to the state.
Through partnerships with county governments, UNH Extension offices staffed by specialists, educators, support personnel and volunteers are located in each of the state's 10 counties.
UNH Extension works in four broad topic areas: Youth and Family Development, Community and Economic Development, Natural Resources and Food and Agriculture.  
By working in collaboration with county, state and federal governments, UNH Extension is at work in every New Hampshire county, making the state’s key industries stronger, developing vibrant communities and municipal leaders, fostering healthy families and an informed and engaged citizenry, and keeping the state’s natural resources healthy and productive.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - NH DES
The protection and wise management of the state of New Hampshire’s environment are the important goals of the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). The department’s responsibilities range from ensuring high levels of water quality for water supplies, ecological balance, and recreational benefits, to regulating the emissions of air pollutants, to fostering the proper management of municipal and industrial waste, to managing water resources for future generations.

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests - The Forest Society
Our mission statement, developed in 1904 is: "We are a forestry association seeking to perpetuate the forests of New Hampshire through their wise use and their complete reservation in places of special scenic beauty."
As a non-profit membership organization, the Forest Society is dedicated to protecting the state's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources. Our accomplishments include:

  • Helping to protect over one million acres of open space in the state.
  • Effectively promoting good land stewardship, through education and by example.
  • Advocating public policies that encourage the wise conservation of natural resources.

The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since 1961, we've been working in New Hampshire to do just that. Together with partners, local landowners and the support of members like you, we have helped to protect more than 294,000 acres in the Granite State.

Nashua Regional Planning Commission - NRPC
Now serving 13 municipalities, including Nashua and Hudson as well as Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Pelham, and Wilton, the Commission focuses on developing and implementing innovative planning strategies that preserve and improve the quality of life in Southern New Hampshire.
NRPC’s mission is to provide leadership, facilitation and coordination for member communities in implementing the regional vision.
NRPC serves as a resource to support and enhance local planning, provides a forum for communities to share information, and coordinate land use, environmental and transportation planning at the regional level, and provides a clear voice for the region at the State and Federal levels.
NRPC provides its member communities with comprehensive planning services addressing environmental, land use, transportation, and regional planning issues as well as offering mapping and data services that utilize the latest technologies.

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