new hampshire department of
Natural & cultural resources
an official new hampshire government website
The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) is comprised of five 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, and the Division of Historical Resources - to form the DNCR.
We look forward to working with you to make sure your New Hampshire experience is the very best.