New Hampshire Department of Forest and Lands

Merriman State Forest

Laws and Administrative Rules

Laws

Most of the statutory authority and guidance for work of the Division of Forests and Lands is set forth in Title XIX-A Forestry. Statutory authority and guidance for the Natural Heritage Bureau is found under RSA 217-A, New Hampshire Native Plant Protection

Administrative Rules

"An administrative "rule" under RSA 541-A, XV is defined as:

Each regulation, standard, form as defined in paragraph VII-a, or other statement of general applicability adopted by an agency to:

  • (A)  implement, interpret or make specific a statute enforced or administered by such agency or
  • (B)  prescribe or interpret an agency policy, procedure or practice requirement binding on persons outside the agency, whether members of the general public or personnel in other agencies.

Following, are the administrative rules adopted by the Division of Forests and Lands: 

CHAPTER Res 1100  NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM
CHAPTER Res 5200 - 5900 

  • RULES FOR THE OPERATION OF WOOD PROCESSING MILLS AND WOOD CONCENTRATION YARDS
  • RULES FOR THE HARVESTING OF TIMBER
  • FLOATING TIMBER RULES
  • FOREST HEALTH
  • FOREST FIRE SERVICE RULES
  • RULES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
  • RULES FOR ENHANCED PENALTIES

CHAPTER Res 7300  PARKS AND RECREATION - RULES RELATING TO ALL PARKS AND DRED PROPERTIES 

CHAPTER Res 7400  RESERVED AND PRIVILEGED USE OF DRED LANDS, FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

CHAPTER Res 7800  ADMINISTRATIVE FINES PERTAINING TO VIOLATIONS OF RECREATIONAL USE RULES

Proposed Administrative Rules

The Natural Heritage Bureau is proposing new administrative rules. For information on these rules, please see the Natural Heritage Bureau's main page.

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