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About New Hampshire NRCS

Rick EllsmoreNew Hampshire's State Conservationist, Richard Ellsmore

New Hampshire's Mission
To provide leadership and administer programs to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.

New Hampshire's Vision
Preserved, protected, and sustained natural resources in New Hampshire through partnership and leadership.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the lead conservation agency in the US Department of Agriculture. For over 75 years, NRCS has worked cooperatively with soil conservationists, technicians, soil scientists, agronomists, engineers, economists, biologists, foresters and other experts to help landowners and land users with conservation.  We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs and work closely with local partners.  Participation in NRCS programs is voluntary and financial incentives are available in some cases. 

NRCS accomplishes its mission and vision through:

  • Addressing Conservation Problems
  • Collecting and Assessing Natural Resources Data
  • Providing Natural Resource Information and Education 


To learn more about New Hampshire NRCS as a resource for you, please visit:

Conservation is the work of many NRCS relies on partners to help set conservation goals, work with people on the land, and provide services. Our partners include conservation districts, local, state and federal agencies, and agricultural and environmental groups. The local conservation delivery system is a growing partnership.