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Welcome to the New Hampshire Department of Natural & Cultural Resources!

The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) is comprised of six divisions dedicated to protecting, promoting and managing a wide variety of New Hampshire's natural, recreational and cultural resources. Together, these resources help define our state and are major drivers of our economy and high quality of life.

The DNCR was established by an act of the Legislature on July 1, 2017, following the reorganization of the former Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED). Two former DRED divisions - Parks & Recreation and Forests & Lands - combined with the divisions of the former Department of Cultural Resources - the State Library, State Council on the Arts, Division of Historical Resources, and Film & Digital Media - to form the DNCR.

We look forward to working with you to make sure your New Hampshire experience is the very best.

Department of Natural & Cultural Resources Employment Opportunities

Department of Natural & Cultural Resources News Room

Department of Natural & Cultural Resources Social Media Rules of Engagement

Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) Annual Consolidated Reporting for Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017

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division of parks and Recreation
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division of forest and lands
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division of libraries
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Division of Historical Resources
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NH State Council on the Arts
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Division of Film and digital media