Manages and develops support in the United States for Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment activities. Works with agencies, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations to manage and support projects in the United States and Canada that are working to restore, protect and monitor the Gulf, as well as educate the public about this productive ecosystem.
Protects and promotes fisheries along the Atlantic seaboard, recommends coastwide management measures for state waters, develops and administers fishery management plans, and establishes a position on national legislation affecting member states. Encourages state-by-state adoption of fishery management plans to ensure consistency.
1 Colony Cove Road
Durham, NH 03824
Works to protect important habitats and natural resources in the Great Bay Area. With funding from the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, it protected 500 acres of significant wetland and associated uplands in the Crommet Creek area in Durham, NH. Currently developing a Habitat Protection Plan that will identify other areas of important habitat in need of protection. Consists of a diverse group of public and non-profit organizations and agencies.
PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
603-271-8866 / 603-271-0656 (fax)
Jeffrey Taylor, Director NH Office of State Planning
Laura Marron, NH Department of Environmental Services
Coordinates international efforts between Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to maintain and enhance marine environmental quality in the Gulf of Maine and to allow for sustainable resource use by existing and future generations. Administers primary programs to restore shellfish habitat; promotes restoration of groundfish resources; addresses ecosystem and public health effects of toxics in the marine food chain; protects and restores regionally significant coastal habitats; reduces marine debris; and prevents whale entanglement.
Develops marine fishery management plans for federal waters and advises the National Marine Fisheries Service in the conservation and utilization of Gulf of Maine fish stocks. Member states are New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Coordinates efforts of member states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont) to improve and maintain water quality. Reviews proposed legislation and regulations; provides a forum for interstate dialogue and consensus building; implements special projects; and approves interstate water classification. Offers short courses and symposiums to educate and train environmental professionals. Communicates with the public on water quality issues through a growing collection of publications that are compiled in their New England Interstate Environmental Information Catalog. Produces a regional newsletter, Water Connection, that covers water quality issues.
110 North Road
Brentwood, NH 03833-6614
603-679-2790 / 603-679-2860 (fax)
Identifies and analyzes conservation and resource problems within the Rockingham County District. Promotes the development and application of conservation and resource development plans for farms, communities, watersheds and other land units. Maintains an information and education program to inform local citizens.
A voluntary public organization created and sustained by its member communities and their appointed representatives. Fosters sound planning, wise use and careful stewardship of the region's natural and man-made resources. Provides professional planning assistance and advice to member communities concerning local and regional planning. Actively promotes and facilitates cooperation and coordination among the region's communities. Provides professional expertise and support in the following areas: municipal and regional land use planning, natural resources and conservation, regional transportation planning, coastal resources management, economic development, and geographic information systems development.
259 County Farm Road, Unit #3
Dover, NH 03820-6015
603-749-3037 / 603-743-3667 (fax)
Bambi Miller, District Manager
Helps residents, groups and government to preserve and protect our water, soil and related natural resources in Strafford County. Promotes conservation, protection, retention and use of important land in a manner fair and equitable to owners of land.
Provided assistance to landowners and government agencies, including: review of erosion and sediment control components of development plans for towns; helped landowners understand and comply with local, state and federal laws with respect to erosion, sediment control, wetlands, water quality and other natural resource issues; helped landowners to conserve natural resources; and educated and informed decision makers through the use of workshops, videos, handouts, technical site specific information and design work. Developed the Strafford Dry Hydrant and its use for fire protection. Developed and published a local producer directory and map for Strafford County.
Cooperates with federal and state agencies and regional communities to provide regional planning and local planning assistance, and actively pursues the implementation of the Commission=s plans and policies.
1725 DeSales Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202-429-5609 / 202-872-0619 (fax)
Atlantic Regional Office
1432 N Great Neck Road, Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-496-0920 / 757-496-3207 (fax)
Seba Sheavley, Director
Dedicated to protecting marine wildlife and conserving coastal and ocean resources. Conducts policy-oriented research; promotes public awareness, education, and citizen involvements; supports domestic and international programs for marine wildlife and their habitats; and advocates sound policies concerning the marine environment. Organizes and coordinates the International Coastal Cleanup, of which the NH Coastal Cleanup is a component.