The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is made up of over 10,000 acres of natural land and open water along New Hampshire’s coast. The Reserve is host to a wide range of species, from oysters, lobsters, striped bass, and horseshoe crabs to migratory osprey and annually spawning river herring. The staff work to reduce pollution, conserve natural resources, and cope with the effects of climate change on local communities and habitats.
Explore the impact of Great Bay Reserve in 2019, including the citizen science programs that connect communities to the Bay.
Latest News from the Great Bay Reserve
Across New England, communities are struggling with the impacts of climate change, and the Coastal Training Programs (CTP) at the Great Bay, Wells, and Narragansett Bay Reserves are there to help.
An unprecedented number of young people want to work in the environmental sciences. Reserves around the System, in collaboration with the Hollings Scholarship Program, are helping them get the experience they need.
Congratulations to the Great Bay Stewards and our New Hampshire Reserve for the new Inclusion Garden at the Discovery Center, the result of a collaboration to transform the grounds into a more accessible and inclusive community space.