Contact Us

Sabrina Stanwood
Bureau Administrator
(603) 271-2215 x303

Sara J. Cairns
Data Manager/Biologist
(603) 271-2215 x302
Peter J. Bowman
Wildlife Biologist
(603) 271-2215 x427
William F. Nichols
(603) 271-2215 x444

Amy E. Lamb
Environmental Information Specialist
(603) 271-2215 x323

Normal business hours for the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Division phone number is 271-2214. Office fax: (603) 271-6488

Mailing/Shipping Address:
NH Natural Heritage Bureau
DRED - Forests & Lands
172 Pembroke Rd
Concord, NH  03301

Staff Bios

Sabrina Stanwood, Bureau Adminstrator
Sabrina administers New Hampshire's Natural Heritage Bureau (NHB) and builds partnerships with a variety of stakeholders to protect and conserve New Hampshire's native plants and natural communities. She received a Master of Forest Resources degree from the Pennsylvania State University, a B.S. in Natural Resource Studies and Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation from UMass Amherst and has an Associate degree in Applied Animal Science from the Thompson School of Applied Science at UNH. Prior to joining NHB in 2013, Sabrina worked in the Coastal Zone Management Program in Pennsylvania. She has also worked with landowners in Virginia to conserve and protect their property and as a Mounted Park Ranger in Massachusetts.

Sara Cairns, Data Manager/Biologist

Sara is responsible for all aspects of our database and handles information requests. She is nationally recognized for her innovative information products and data management tools, and is an instructor for NatureServe's national Natural Heritage training sessions. Sara has a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Ecology from Cornell University. Prior to joining NH Heritage in 1997, she was a professor in the Biology Department at Middlebury College (VT) and worked as an environmental consultant in Maryland. 

Pete Bowman, Wildlife Biologist
Pete processes wildlife data for the NH Wildlife Action Plan in coordination with New Hampshire Fish and Game, and consults with Division of Forests & Lands foresters on the management of State lands. Prior to joining NH Natural Heritage, he worked as a community ecologist for the Delaware Natural Heritage Program.  He has also worked as a research technician at the Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, Georgia. He holds a B.S. in environmental science from Cook College, Rutgers University and a Master of Forestry from the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University for which he studied the herbaceous communities of longleaf and slash pine forests in northern Florida.

Bill Nichols, Ecologist/Botanist

Bill is responsible for all ecological projects at NH Heritage. He is also responsible for the revision of the endangered and threatened plant list, and conducts many of our field inventory projects. He has a Master of Science in Botany from the University of Rhode Island, where his thesis research focused on the degree to which geomorphological factors can be used to predict vascular plant diversity. Prior to NH Heritage, Bill was a Plant Community Ecologist with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, a Plant Inventory Specialist with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and a master boat builder at Lowell’s Boat Shop in Massachusetts. He began working with NH Heritage in 1996. 

Amy Lamb, Environmental Reviewer/Ecological Information Specialist
Amy is responsible for reviewing utility, transportation, and construction projects for potential impacts to rare plants and natural communities throughout the state. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from UNH, and joined the Natural Heritage Bureau in May 2015. Previously, she did GIS mapping and forest stewardship planning for a consulting forester in the Lakes Region, and has worked for the Department of Transportation, mapping invasive plants and reviewing projects for environmental impacts.

Staff Photos

  Bill Nichols at 4th CT Lake in Pittsburg, NH (photo by Ben Kimball for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau)  Sara Cairns along the Connecticut River in Claremont, NH (photo by Doug Bechtel for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau)

Pete Bowman at the Sandy Point Discovery Center in Stratham, NH (photo by Ben Kimball for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau)