PREP Reports & Publications


In 2008, Prime Wetland Designations (PWDs) were on the town ballot in the towns of Fremont, Hampton Falls, Brentwood, and Newfields. Three of the four passed (Appendix A); however, the Town of Newfields’ proposed designation was not approved due to significant opposition in the community (Appendix B). Portsmouth City Council will decide whether to designate the wetlands identified by their PWD report in the late spring or summer of 2008. This report documents the NHEP and community efforts to adopt PWD and offers insight into the unique situations of each community that may assist other communities in the PWD process. The report also describes the outreach activities of the NHEP to support the designation of Prime Wetlands, associated Action Plans from the NHEP Management Plan, and NHEP expenditures in those communities to support PWD.


Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership

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New Hampshire Estuaries Project

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