The New Hampshire Outdoor Council (NHOC) is a private, non-profit organization which serves the visitors to New Hampshire’s backcountry.  Its mission is:

  • to promote safe and responsible enjoyment of the backcountry through safety education and information
  • to support material, training and operational needs of search and rescue organizations
  • to collaborate with others to ensure appropriate public access to and vital services in the backcountry of the Granite State

With Your Support…

  • 12 volunteer teams are ready to assist NH Fish and Game and USDA Forest Service
  • 148 total SAR missions (2018)
  • 4,619 volunteer hours contributed to 82 SAR missions
  • 3,349 Conservation Officer hours contributed to 148 missions
  • 35,032 hiker contacts provided by WMNF Trailhead Stewards
  • $10,000+ toward hiker safety education over past 5 years