This report describes the development of the project team, mapping criteria, and results of natural resource and co-occurrence mapping of the town of Greenland, New Hampshire. Using Geographic Information Systems mapping and analysis, natural resource characteristics were mapped and land parcels were evaluated to determine conservation priorities within the town. Outreach activities were also carried out and planned to distribute information to town decision makers, landowners and citizens and to share the results of the mapping process.
The purpose of the work was to help the Seacoast Land Trust and the Town of Greenland better identify land protection priorities in its service region and to foster greater involvement with municipalities. The ultimate end in the process is protection of land through conservation easements, conservation land donation or purchase and education of residents about its resources and the efforts being undertaken to protect critical open lands in the area.
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Truslow, Danna B. and McGraw, David, "Natural Resource Mapping and Land Protection Prioritization for Greenland, NH" (2003). PREP Publications. 317.