Center for the Environment

Center for the Environment: Environmental scholarship informed by the world with a regional focus and local engagement.

Squam LakeThe Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University addresses fundamental environmental issues in northern New England through scientific research, education, and collaboration. We engage on and off campus partners in projects using science-based knowledge to promote informed decision making. CFE provides future educators, researchers, and leaders with a comprehensive environmental education that includes real-world research experience, an understanding of how the natural and built environments are integrated, and knowledge of the community we live in and the economy in which we participate.

Recent News

From "Trace metals in Northern New England streams: Evaluating the role of road salt across broad spatial scales with synoptic snapshots" by J.F. Wilhelm D.J. Bain, M.B.Green, K.F.Bush, & W.H. McDowell

New Publication by CFE Student

Former CFE student Jessica Wilhelm, MS in Environmental Science & Policy ’15, has a new publication about her research while a student at Plymouth State. The paper is titled “Trace metals in Northern New England streams: Evaluating the role of road salt across broad spatial scales with synoptic snapshots” and was published in February 2019 […]


Spring 2019 Environmental Science Colloquium

Please join us this spring for our Environmental Science Colloquium series. Talks are 4-5 pm (except 4-6 pm on April 10) in Boyd Science Center, Room 001. Please the public entrance by Highland Street. February 20 – Collaboration as an optimal research approach at PSU: Case studies in avian population ecology Dr. Len Reitsma, Professor […]


Snowpack Sensing Study Featured in Union Leader Article

The Union Leader recently published a story about a Plymouth State snowpack sensing research project. Eric Kelsey, research assistant professor of atmospheric science at PSU and the director of research at the Mount Washington Observatory, is leading the project. Working with a team of ten undergraduate and graduate students and research technician Dan Evans, Eric […]


2019 NH Water & Watershed Conference Information

The Center for the Environment has begun working on the 2019 New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference (NHWWC). This is an annual forum for sharing water resource information. Each year, over 175 academics, regulators, non-profit organizations, water resource professionals, land use planners, elected officials, and others gather to share information on regional water resource issues […]


CFE Supports Undergraduate Research Projects

Throughout the summer of 2018, CFE faculty mentors are worked with undergraduate Plymouth State students in extracurricular field- and lab-based environmental research projects spanning watershed ecosystems. This program, called Advancing Undergraduate Environmental Research (AUGER), is an extracurricular initiative of the Center for the Environment to engage and educate undergraduates in the what, how, and why […]