List of Relevant Resources and Reference Tools for Community Officials
Alteration of Terrain Permits, When are they Required – Fact Sheet; NH DES Alteration of Terrain (Site Specific) Program, www.des.state.nh.us/factsheets/wqe/wqe-3.htm
Aquatic Plants and Algae of NH Lakes and Ponds. 2007. prepared by J. Connor and A. P. Smagula, NHDES Limnology Center. Report # wd-05-30. A Field Guide to Native and Exotic Species in NH. www.des.state.nh.us/wmb/exoticspecies/documents/PlantBook.pdf.
Aquifer Protection Best Management Practices (BMPs) Guidance Document, prepared by the Lakes Region Planning Commission for the Tri-Town Area; Belmont, Northfield and Tilton, www.lakesrpc.org/BMP/aquifer/index.html.
Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting New Hampshire’s Water Quality; prepared by UNH Cooperative Extension; www.extension.unh.edu/Forestry/Pubs/BMPBook.pdf
Economic Impact of Potential Decline In New Hampshire Water Quality: www.nhlakes.org/docs/Surface-Waters-PhaseIV-Final-Report.pdf
EPA Guidance Documents and Model Ordinances on Stormwater Management and Erosion Control www.epa.gov/nps/ordinance/postcons.htm.
Environmental Indicator Report; Land Use and Development; prepared by NH Estuaries Project, dated May 2006, available via www.nhep.unh.edu/resources/pdf/env_ind_water_quaity-nhep-06.pdf.
Guide Book for NH Wetland Permits, NH DES Wetlands Bureau, www.des.state.nh.us/Wetlands/Guidebook
Innovative Stormwater Treatment Technologies BMP Manual, provided by NH DES Watershed Management Bureau, May 2002. www.des.state.nh.us/wmb/was/manual/.
Instream Flow Pilot Program Reports and Reference Documents. Lamprey and Souhegan Rivers. NH DES Rivers Management and Protection Program; www.des.state.nh.us/Rivers/Instream/.
Local Government Environmental Planning Assistance Network (LGEAN) Stormwater Management Toolbox related to BMP Design and Maintenance available at www.lgean.org/html/toolbox.cfm.
Manual of Best Management Practices for Agriculture, NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, www.agriculture.nh.gov/divisions/markets/documents/BMPs_NH_Agriculture.pdf
NHDES Draft Model Ordinance on Permanent (Post-Construction) Stormwater Management, dated April 17, 2007, available by contacting Eric Williams at NHDES at 271-2358.
NHDES Water Conservation Information for Municipalities and Public Water Supplies. www.des.state.nh.us/h2o_conservation.htm
State of the Upper Merrimack; 1995-1997, A River Quality Report. Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program; prepared by M.L Tremblay and S.C. Landry. available at www.merrimackriver.org
University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center; Design Details and Performance Results for various Stormwater BMPs including Porous Pavement at www.unh.edu/erg/cstev/
Upper Merrimack River Water Quality Assessment, 2004 Final 305(b) Report and 303 (d) List; prepared by NHDES; www.des.nh.gov/rivers/documents/Assessments/Upper_Merrimack.pdf.
Upper Merrimack River Annual Water Use versus Stream Flow; Year 2004; prepared by NHDES available at www.des.state.nh.us/Rivers/Instream/2004report/documents/upper_merrimack.pdf.
Upper Merrimack and Pemigewasset River Study Plan; June 6, 2006; prepared for Army Corps of Engineers, www.nae.usace.army.mil/projects/ma/merrimack/merrimackpsp.pdf.
Stormwater Manager’s Resource Center; Various Model Ordinance Examples and Guidance Information Related to the Local Review Process, www.stormwatercenter.net/
Volunteer River Assessment Program (VRAP); Publications and Information Resources, Annual Reports. Maps and Water Quality Data; www.des.state.nh.us/wmb/vrap/info.html.
Volunteer Lakes Assessment Program (VLAP); Publications and Information Resources, Annual Reports. Maps and Water Quality Data; www.des.state.nh.us/wmb/VLAP/.
Stream Channel Integrity
River Restoration and Fluvial Geomorphology White Paper. 2006. NHDES-R-WD-06-27.Prepared by Milone & MacBroom, Inc. for NHDES and NHDOT. www.des.state.nh.us/Rivers/documents/FinalNHWhitePaper.pdf
Guidelines for Naturalized River Channel Design and Bank Stablization, February 2007. prepared by Milone & MacBroom, Inc. for NHDES and NHDOT. www.des.state.nh.us/rivers/documents/NH_NRCDBS_Guidelines.pdf
Native Shoreland and Riparian Buffer Plantings for New Hampshire www.des.state.nh.us/WMB/VRAP/documents/NativeShorelandRiparianBufferPlantingsNH.pdf
Adopted Rule Changes to the NH Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act, effective April 1, 2008, www.des.state.nh.us/cspa/pdf/CSPAchanges_incorporated.pdf
Connecticut River Joint Commission Fact Sheets on the Value of Riparian Buffers; www.crjc.org/buffers/Guidance%20for%20Communities.pdf
Model Vegetation Restoration Plan for Shoreland Properties, www.des.state.nh.us/cspa/files/modlveg.pdf
Protecting and Enhancing Shoreland Areas for Wildlife Habitat; UNH Cooperative Extension; www.extension.unh.edu/Pubs/PubsSG/shoreland.pdf
General Land Use Planning and Resource Protection
Community Planning, Natural Resource Inventories, Training and Grant Funding Assistance provided by UNH Cooperative Assistance Program, www.extension.unh.edu/CommDev/CCAP.htm
Environmental Planning for North Country Community Officials Workshop Presentations provided by the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University at www.plymouth.edu/cfe/outreach.html
NH Smart Growth Guidance, Floodplain Management and other Community Planning Resources, provided by the Office of Energy and Planning, www.nh.gov/oep/programs/SmartGrowth/community/index.htm.
Resource Environmental Planning Program (REPP) for Community Cultural and Resource Protection Approach provided by Central NH Regional Planning Commission www.cnhrpc.org/environmental/repphome.html or Lakes Region Planning Commission, www.lakesrpc.org/
Fish and Wildlife Information
NH Wildlife Action Plan, prepared by NH Fish and Game, www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/wildlife_plan.htm
NH Fish and Game Wildlife Strategic Plan, www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Inside_FandG/Strategic_Plan_1998.pdf
Open Space and Conservation Lands Open Space for New Hampshire: A Toolbook of Techniques for the New Millennium; www.nhwf.org/open-space.htm
Does Open Space Pay? by Phil Auger, UNH Cooperative Extension; www.extension.unh.edu/Pubs/ForPubs/nrgn1010.pdf
The Economic Impact of Open Space; the Society for the Protection of NH Forests; www.rsginc.com/pdf/economic_impact.pdf.
Land Conservation: Preserving New Hampshire’s Quality of Life. www.spnhf.org/landconservation/
New Hampshire’s Changing Landscape 2005; www.spnhf.org/research/research-projects.asp.