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Bureaus

Forest Management Bureau
The Forest Management Bureau consists of three programs: Forest Management, State Forest Nursery, and the Fox Research and Demonstration Forest. The bureau is charged with the forest management of woodlands under state jurisdiction, cultivation and sale of seedlings for forestry and conservation, and the research, demonstration and promotion of scientific forestry.  
Forest Protection Bureau
The Forest Protection Bureau consists of three programs: forest law enforcement, forest fire protection and forest health management. Through these programs the bureau enforces the forestry laws of the state, monitors forest conditions to protect forests from damaging insects and diseases and protect woodlands from wild fires.  
Planning & Community Forestry Bureau
The Planning & Community Forestry Bureau delivers accurate resource information, expanded knowledge, and motivates the general public, professional resource managers, and other resource organizations and agencies to take action to maximize the contribution of New Hampshire's forests to the enhancement of their quality of life.  
Land Management Bureau
The Land Management Bureau is responsible for land management issues affecting the State forests, park lands, and numerous large working forest tracts protected by Conservation Easements, all totalling 160,000 fee acres and 223,000 easement acres. This requires performing title research, boundary/site surveys, boundary line maintenance, and meeting all the mapping needs of the Division. Additionally, the Bureau issues camp site licenses, special use permits, mining permits, agricultural leases and oversees the management of 17 mountain-top communication sites located within the state forests and park lands.  
Natural Heritage Bureau
The New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau locates, tracks, and provides information about rare plant species and ecosystems in the state. Authorized under the Native Plant Protection Act (RSA 217-A) the program is not regulatory; instead, it works with landowners, land managers, and natural resource professionals to help them understand and protect the State's natural heritage and meet their land use needs.