NH Natural Heritage State Reports

New Hampshire Heritage Bureau and under the New Hampshire Division of Forest & Lands (part of DNCR)

New Hampshire Division of Forests & Lands

Natural Heritage Bureau

Mount Sunapee State Park is home to a unique exemplary natural community system, including rare ancient forest. According to the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau (NHB) and its published reports, the state park contains a 484-acre exemplary northern hardwood-conifer forest system, the only such documented forest system in New Hampshire.

 Natural Heritage Bureau 2015 report shows the location of the exemplary natural community in Mount Sunapee State Park.

Studies at Mount Sunapee State Park by the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau

Additional Natural Heritage Bureau documents

Natural Communities of New Hampshire (pdf 2.4 MB)

Natural Community Systems of New Hampshire (pdf)

Rare Plants, Rare Animals, and Exemplary Natural Communities in New Hampshire – listed by town (pdf 1.7 MB)

Visiting New Hampshire’s Biodiversity: Old Forest In Franconia Notch State Park (pdf 1.4 MB)

Contact the NH Natural Heritage Bureau for more information about these reports.

The Natural Heritage Bureau is in the Division of Forests and Lands, PO Box 1856, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856. Phone (603) 271-2214.