The purpose of this pilot project was to increase the effectiveness of the three Conservation Commissions in the Exeter River watershed. The Towns of Kensington, Kingston, and Sandown were selected based on their interest in the program and their need for professional planning assistance. Rockingham Planning Commission staff attended monthly meetings of each Conservation Commission to discuss and implement short-term and long-term projects. The three Conservation Commissions selected two natural resource protection projects to work on with RPC assistance. The scope of these projects ranged from very basic, such as establishing a process for record keeping in Kingston, to more advanced, such as indepth discussions on protecting wildlife habitat in Kensington and development of several land use regulations in Sandown. With just several hours of professional assistance each month, each Commission was able to complete projects that will increase their community’s ability to protect natural resources.
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Rockingham Planning Commission, "Pilot Conservation Commission Circuit Rider Program" (2003). PREP Reports & Publications. 326.