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Conservation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire - a diverse landscape.
Find out how NRCS works with landowners in the granite state to conserve resources for future generations, protect local farmland and increase farm viability to feed a growing Nation.

Welcome to New Hampshire - The Granite State!

From Atlantic coastal waters to tall mountain peeks, our landscape is diverse. 

We at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) exist to address resource concerns across the state to ensure natural resources are available to future generations. 

What is a Resource Concern?

Erosion Along Bodies of Water

A formal definition of a Resource Concern is: "An expected degradation of the soil, water, air, plant, or animal resource base to an extent the sustainability or intended use of the resource is impaired.”

In simpler terms, a resource concern refers to a natural or human caused issue that can lead to lower production and value of our natural resources – the Soil, Water, Air, Plants, Energy, and Animals (SWAPA) that all life depends on. When these natural resources start to decay or are threatened, they become a “Resource Concern.”

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Thanks to the morning light, Thanks to the foaming sea, To the uplands of New Hampshire, To the green-haired forest free. 

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Resource Concerns in New Hampshire - SWAPA