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Wetlands Program

The mission of the Wetlands Bureau is to protect, maintain and enhance the environmental quality in New Hampshire through the regulation of impacts to those areas "where the tide ebbs and flows" or "freshwater flows or stands".  The Wetlands Bureau is located at 29 Hazen Drive, P.O. Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095.  They can be contacted at 603-271-2147 or wetmail@des.nh.gov.

ATTENTION!     Changes to the Land Resources Management permit application policy

Wetlands Bureau Web Site

Wetlands Rules

Wetlands Law

Wetland and Shoreland Permit Query

Shoreland Program

The Shoreland Program complements the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act (Formerly known as Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act) which established minimum standards for activities within the protected shoreland that are designated to protect the water quality of the state's larger water bodies and to fulfull the state's role as trustee of those waters. They are located at 29 Hazen Drive, P.O. Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095.  They can be contacted at 603-271-2147 or shoreland@des.nh.gov.

Shoreland Program Web Site

Shoreland Rules

Shoreland Law

Handouts from October 19, 2011 Shoreland Update program held in Concord, NH

Water Bodies Covered by the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act

Env-Wt 100 - 800 Wetlands Rules

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DES Consolidated List of Waterbodies Subject to RSA 483-B, the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.

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Recently Adopted  Stream Crossing Rules:

Env-Wt 101 misc. sections Definitions relating to Stream Crossing Rules 

Env-Wt 300-500-800 misc. sections Amendments Relative to Stream Crossings
 
Env-Wt 900 Stream Crossings
 

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