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Natural Resources Inventories


By identifying and describing natural resources in a local setting,
a natural resources inventory (NRI) provides a strong foundation
for proactive conservation planning and informed decision-making.

 How to use this website
The tabs on the left provide a series of steps to lead you through creating a natural resources inventory (NRI).
Be sure to review the Basic and Detailed Inventory section before looking at the NRI Components.
Here is an overview of the NH NRI Guide:

About NRIs                 The what and why of a NRI 
Planning Your NRI        How to get started
NRI Maps                      Mapping tools and Sample NRI Maps
Basic/Detailed NRI       Phase 1: Basic NRI and Phase 2: Detailed Inventory Studies
NRI Components   
       Natural Resources to include (Water, Wildlife, Soils, etc.)
Writing the NRI           Guidance for compiling the NRI report
Using the NRI              How to put the NRI to work in your community
NRI Examples             Links to completed NRI's
NRI Resources            Websites and publications relevant to the NRI


Natural Resources Inventories: A Guide for New Hampshire Communities and Conservation Groups (NH NRI Guide)
provides communities, conservation groups and professionals a practical method for creating a natural resources inventory.
Originally published in 1990 (Phil Auger & Jeanie McIntyre), the NH NRI Guide was revised in 2001 and 2016 (Amanda Stone).
This website represents the current version of the NH NRI Guide. By making the Guide available as a website instead

of a paper document, it facilitates keeping the Guide updated as new data and information becomes available.
The NH NRI Guide is published by UNH Cooperative Extension and was funded together with
The Adelard A. and Valeda B. Roy Foundation