Natural Resources

deerUNH Cooperative Extension’s Forestry and Wildlife Program sustains and improves the economic viability of the state’s $1.9 billion forest products industries, which directly employs 10,000 New Hampshire residents, by providing information and assistance to New Hampshire forest landowners, community leaders, businesses and civic groups.





UNH Cooperative Extension’s Forestry and Wildlife Program:

  • Promotes general public awareness of the varied economic benefits and ecological services provided by the state’s commercial forests.
  • Raises awareness of the economic and ecological values of our forests and wildlife among residents and community decision-makers, through site visits, publications, workshops and seminars.
  • Ensures the long-term sustainability of New Hampshire’s forest and wildlife resources by educating landowners and land managers about sustainable use, land stewardship and wildlife habitat conservation.
  • Raises awareness of sound land stewardship and wildlife habitat conservation among New Hampshire citizens by training and supporting a network of natural resource volunteers, such as Tree Stewards and Coverts.
  • Improves the ability of landowners to be good stewards of their land by helping them to identify their objectives, understand their options and appreciate the consequences of their actions.
  • Maintains the ecological integrity and economic vitality of the natural resources in New Hampshire’s communities by providing research-based information and educational programs on forestry, wildlife, land use planning, estate planning, natural resource inventories and land conservation.

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 For more information on Forest and Wildlife Resources or if you have any questions, please contact our extension office or Andy Fast at 603-527-5475.