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Great Bay Reserve, New Hampshire

State

New Hampshire

State Partner

New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, Marine Fisheries Division

Acres

10,235

Est. Date

1989

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.

Did You Know…

Tucked away on the shores of New Hampshire’s “hidden coast,” the Great Bay reserve is a refuge for 23 species of threatened or endangered animals and plants.

Latest News from the Great Bay Reserve

Building the Blue/Green Workforce

Building the Blue/Green Workforce

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.

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Great Bay Celebrates New Inclusion Garden

Great Bay Celebrates New Inclusion Garden

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.

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Great Bay Reserve, New Hampshire