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  • Johnson Hall
    OSI, Johnson Hall
  • Groton Hollow Forest Legacy Conservation Easement
    View of Groton Hollow Forest Legacy Conservation Easement from the adjacent Tenney Ridge wind turbine access road
  • 2016 Planning and Zoning Conference
    Opening Plenary Session of the 2016 Spring Planning and Zoning Conference
  • High tide flooding in Seabrook
    High tide flooding in Seabrook, September 2014
  • Furnace insulation
    Furnace insulation to increase efficiency as part of the federal weatherization program
  • An operating tulip farm on LCIP property in Orford, NH
    View of an operating tulip farm on an LCIP property in Orford, New Hampshire


Official website of the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives.

OSI provides information, data and guidance to assist decision-makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. We guide the state's future growth through public policy development, education, research, and partnership building. This site provides information on our many programs.

Announcements and Notices

NH Statewide Needs Assessment Survey and Input Sessions

July 17, 2018

The NH GIS Technical Advisory Committee Task Force is developing a long-term plan for regular acquisition of statewide aerial imagery that will meet the needs of GIS data users throughout New Hampshire. We are seeking input from GIS data users concerning their current and expected future use of statewide aerial imagery and desired technical specifications for the applications they support. You are encouraged to represent the needs of your organization, town, or agency by completing an online Aerial Imagery Needs Assessment Survey. The survey will be open through August 31, 2018. In addition to the survey, we will be hosting input sessions around the state – providing participants with an opportunity to offer further input for the needs assessment as well as to learn about how aerial imagery is currently being used in New Hampshire and how to access current statewide aerial imagery and GIS data.

CORD Public Meeting on Reports of the Lake Sunapee Public Boat Access Development Commission

June 22, 2018

The Council on Resources and Development (CORD) will hold a public meeting to accept testimony and comments on the Reports of the Lake Sunapee Public Boat Access Development Commission on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the NH Department of Revenue Administration, 109 Pleasant Street, Training Room, Concord, NH, 03301. A valid photo I.D. is required for entry into the building. Additional details can be found in the July 12, 2018 Public Hearing Notice.  pdf file

Floodplain Administrator 101 Training Workshops

May 25, 2018

OSI will be holding free three-hour Floodplain Administrator 101 training workshops for local community officials in three locations in the state this summer. The workshops are intended for community officials who administer and enforce floodplain regulations, review applications and/or issue permits for development in floodplain areas, and for other community officials who are interested in learning more about a community’s responsibilities as a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Get the details about times, locations and how to RSVP in our Training Flyer. pdf file

New Hampshire 10- Year Energy Strategy

April 17, 2018

Pursuant to RSA 4-E:1,the Office of Strategic Initiatives was required to review the 10-year State Energy Strategy and consider any necessary updates. This process was completed April 2018 with the release of the revised 10-year State Energy Strategy. pdf file
This process required an opportunity for public comment as well as consultation with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee.

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615