The purpose of the buffer outreach project is to provide education, assistance, and tools to the coastal watershed towns so that they will understand the importance of buffers for water quality and quantity, the need to enhance their own town’s buffer protections, and how to move forward with enacting new buffer protection measures. These activities helped implement several Action Plans from the Management Plan. NHEP staff developed a buffer presentation, a marketing brochure for the presentation, and a webpage devoted to buffer information. One presentation was given at a public hearing in New Durham. NHEP funded several buffer related projects including UNH Complex System Research Center’s buffer characterization and buffer mapper, Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission’s buffer outreach program in Candia and Deerfield, and buffer ordinance development in New Durham through the Community Technical Assistance Program.
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Castallo, Jodi, "NHEP Buffer Outreach 2005 - 2006" (2007). PREP Reports & Publications. 274.