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Natural Resources Inventory

The Manchester Conservation Commission is in the process of conducting a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) throughout the city in 2020. The purpose of the NRI is to gain a better understanding of Manchester’s significant ecological features and to use that knowledge to help serve the city’s residents. The Commission has contracted with Moosewood Ecological, LLC to conduct the NRI. The completed NRI will help guide the City in its decisions regarding land use and in its efforts to properly manage and conserve its natural resources.

As part of the NRI, Moosewood will provide a targeted inventory of rare species, exemplary natural communities and systems, geologic resources, vernal pools, riparian habitat, floodplains, and other significant habitat types. Field assessments from roadside surveys and limited on-site visits will be used to inventory these natural resources. Moosewood will prepare a series of natural resources maps to be included in its final report.

Moosewood has put together an initial list of properties that they feel have potential natural resources worth visiting in person. Before any field work would be conducted, the Commission will send out letters to all landowners requesting permission for Moosewood’s scientists to access their properties. The information gathered specific to these properties will not be shared with the public and no markers, signs, sampling equipment, or any other evidence of the surveyors’ passing will be left behind. Permission would be sought for foot access only.

If you have already received a letter, or if you think that your property should be included in the NRI, please contact Kristin Bixby, who is a planner for the City and is staff to the Commission. You can reach her directly calling 603-792-6715 or emailing kbixby@manchesternh.gov.

Helpful Resources

Request for Proposals, Natural Resources Inventory

Manchester Master Plan

Manchester Wetlands Inventory Report