The Rockingham Land Trust (RLT) is nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to protect land and water resources in Exeter and surrounding communities. Recently, the Board of Directors of the RLT voted to expand the organization’s service region to include all the communities in Rockingham County. This action was taken due to an increased demand for the Trust’s services by municipalities and landowners.
The purpose of this project was to increase awareness of the Land Trust in towns in the new service area and to work with interested community officials and landowners to increase the amount of land protected by conservation easement. The towns targeted to receive technical assistance as part of this project were Chester, Sandown, Raymond, Fremont and Danville. All of these towns are outside the Trust’s original service area, are in the Exeter River corridor, and have projected population growth rates double the regional average.
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Rockingham Land Trust, "Technical Assistance and Outreach Program for Landowners and Municipalities in the Upper Reaches of the Exeter River Watershed" (2003). PREP Reports & Publications. 341.