Alan P. Ammann
Lee, New Hampshire

As a former wildlife biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and as a volunteer and consultant during his retirement, Dr. Alan P. Ammann has led an interagency effort to restore salt marshes and other native ecosystems in coastal New Hampshire.

Dr. Ammann initiated a multi-disciplinary survey of tidal restrictions on the New Hampshire coast. The resulting 1994 NRCS publication Evaluation of Restorable Salt Marshes in New Hampshire has been the blueprint for the identification and restoration of more than 400 acres of degraded salt marsh. Dr. Ammann directed a restoration project on the Little River in North Hampton that won the 2002 Coastal America Award. He also was the principle author of The Method for the Evaluation of Inland Wetlands in Connecticut and The Method for the Evaluation of Inland Wetlands in New Hampshire and was a co-creator of the hydrogeomorphic approach to wetland functional assessment.

Dr. Ammann recently organized an interagency work group to address the problem of invasive plants on the New Hampshire coast. This collaboration resulted in the restoration of a small pitch pine woodland on rocky coastal outcrop, an extremely rare habitat type in New England. Dr. Ammann currently is involved in the restoration of native ecosystems in Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, New Hampshire.