Strafford Regional Planning Commission supports efforts to conserve the natural resource values of our coastal watershed lands. To ensure a healthy environment into the future, it is essential that communities identify, retain, and protect the remaining undeveloped lands and waters. These are lands and waters that support the most important of the natural resource values and functions, as established by private individuals, municipalities, and local, regional and national land trusts.
Strafford Regional Planning Commissions works with communities and nonprofits to identify lands and waters, and to develop and implement voluntary and regulatory land conservation strategies. Our priorities are to assist with the protection of land through acquisition and to assist with the regulation of the location, density and design of development in the area.
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Regional Land Trusts:
- Strafford Rivers Conservancy http://www.straffordriversconservancy.org/
- Moose Mountains Regional Greenways http://www.mmrg.info/
- Bearpaw Regional Greenways http://www.bear-paw.org/
- Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire http://www.seltnh.org/
- Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve http://www.greatbay.org/
- Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests http://www.spnhf.org/
- The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/newhampshire/
Land Conservation Plan For New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds
The goal of The Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire's Coastal Watersheds is to focus conservation on those lands and waters that are most important for conserving living resources -- native plants, animals, and natural communities -- and water quality in the coastal watersheds. The Plan identifies and describes a portfolio of areas that represent the best remaining opportunities to conserve the critical ecological, biological, and water resources of NH's coastal watersheds, and identifies and describes a set of voluntary regulatory land conservation strategies available for protecting these important areas. Where are the most significant areas for focusing conservation resources? Why are the areas so important? And how can communities conserve these areas?
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Funding for this project generously provided by the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, New Hampshire Coastal Program, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Piscataqua Region.