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Natural Resources Inventory

The Manchester Conservation Commission adopted the 2020 Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) Report at their meeting on April 22nd, 2021. The purpose of this report was 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 contracted with Moosewood Ecological, LLC to conduct the NRI. This completed report 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 provided 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 were used to inventory these natural resources. Moosewood prepared a series of maps that give an overview of the different types of natural resources the City has to offer. These map are included in the final report, and have also been turned into an interactive, online story map (linked in the resources below).

For any questions regarding the NRI report, please contact Kristin Bixby, a planner for the City and staff to the Commission. You can reach her directly calling 603-792-6715 or emailing kbixby@manchesternh.gov.

Helpful Resources

Natural Resources Inventory: Interactive Story Map

Natural Resources Inventory Report

Manchester Master Plan

Manchester Wetlands Inventory Report