The Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team is a volunteer organization that formed in 2005 to assist with woodlands searches for lost or missing persons and with carry outs. It provides support to the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, which under RSA 206: 26 (XII) has controlling authority for all woodlands search and rescue services in the state of New Hampshire. PVSART responds only to requests from New Hampshire Fish & Game or other public safety agencies. The primary response area for the team is Grafton County and the western side of the White Mountains.
PVSART also promotes hiker safety by providing trained speakers to address local school groups and other organizations and by posting safety information and resources for hikers on this site.
Membership is open to all hikers in good physical condition who live in the local area. Applications may be downloaded from this site.