To protect and preserve submerged lands under tidal and freshwaters and its wetlands (both salt water and fresh-water) from unregulated alteration that would adversely affect the natural ability of wetlands to absorb flood waters, treat stormwater and recharge groundwater supplies, impact fish and wildlife of significant value and depreciate or obstruct the commerce, recreation and the aesthetic enjoyment of the public.
Applies to minimum impact projects for small motor mineral dredging. It does not apply to panning for gold or other minerals in sand or gravel stream beds. (see Env-Wt 303.05(d))
Recreational Mineral Dredging Application
$25 New Hampshire residents; $50 out of state applicants.
Typically 7 to 10 business days.
Expires at the end of the calendar year in which they are issued.
Status of Current Applications
Wetland and Shoreland Permit Application Status Check
Wetland Bureau at (603) 271-2147
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