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Information on New Hampshire Soils

Reading and assessing the land is the first step in solving natural resource problems and sustaining our resources.  In particular, soils provide the foundation for conservation work, and understanding the nature and properties of soils is critical to managing and conserving other natural resources.

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 Marlow - The New Hampshire State Soil





Soil Health Assessments   

The goal of the Soil Health Assessment in NH is to provide the landowner with an idea of what management changes you might need to make to improve the biological, chemical, and physical properties of your soil over time.


The Northeast Cooperative Soil Survey Conference

New Hampshire and Vermont NRCS, U.S. Forest Service, and the Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England, along with Plymouth State University hosted the 2014 Conference in Plymouth, New Hampshire. For more information about the conference: NECSSC

         Thank you to all our partners who made the conference such a success! 

          The 2016 conference will be held in New York.


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For more information about New Hampshire Soils, please contact: 

Peter Whitcomb - Assistant State Soil Scientist, Concord, NH
Karen Dudley - Resource Soil Scientist, Concord, NH