Habitats of New Hampshire

Depending on how you count, New Hampshire is home to about 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians- not to mention 11,000 known species of beetles, bugs, and other insects and 3,000 species of flowering plants, ferns, fungi, algae and lichen. Learn more about biodiversity in New Hampshire.

What is Habitat?
Habitat is simply the place where an animal lives. The needs of individual species vary, but habitats of allspecies provide the basics: food, water, cover, and space. Farms, forests, wetlands and other types of landscapes contribute to the basic needs of New Hampshire's wildlife.

Habitats of Conservation Concern in New Hampshire
The 2007 New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan identified 27 different wildlife habitats that are considered habitats of conservation concern.

To learn more about how to recognize and conserve habitats of conservation concern, click on the links below:

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More Habitat Pages Coming Soon!
High Elevation Spruce-Fir Forests
Salt Marshes
Pine Barrens
Rocky Ridges and Talus Slopes