Appendix C

List of Relevant Resources and Reference Tools for Community Officials

Water Resources

Alteration of Terrain Permits, When are they Required – Fact Sheet; NH DES Alteration of Terrain (Site Specific) Program,

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.

Aquifer Protection Best Management Practices (BMPs) Guidance Document, prepared by the Lakes Region Planning Commission for the Tri-Town Area; Belmont, Northfield and Tilton,

Best Management Practices for Forestry: Protecting New Hampshire’s Water Quality; prepared by UNH Cooperative Extension;

Economic Impact of Potential Decline In New Hampshire Water Quality:

EPA Guidance Documents and Model Ordinances on Stormwater Management and Erosion Control

Environmental Indicator Report; Land Use and Development; prepared by NH Estuaries Project, dated May 2006, available via

Guide Book for NH Wetland Permits, NH DES Wetlands Bureau,

Innovative Stormwater Treatment Technologies BMP Manual, provided by NH DES Watershed Management Bureau, May 2002.

Instream Flow Pilot Program Reports and Reference Documents. Lamprey and Souhegan Rivers. NH DES Rivers Management and Protection Program;

Local Government Environmental Planning Assistance Network (LGEAN) Stormwater Management Toolbox related to BMP Design and Maintenance available at

Manual of Best Management Practices for Agriculture, NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food,

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.

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

University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center; Design Details and Performance Results for various Stormwater BMPs including Porous Pavement at

Upper Merrimack River Water Quality Assessment, 2004 Final 305(b) Report and 303 (d) List; prepared by NHDES;

Upper Merrimack River Annual Water Use versus Stream Flow; Year 2004; prepared by NHDES available at

Upper Merrimack and Pemigewasset River Study Plan; June 6, 2006; prepared for Army Corps of Engineers,

Stormwater Manager’s Resource Center; Various Model Ordinance Examples and Guidance Information Related to the Local Review Process,

Volunteer River Assessment Program (VRAP); Publications and Information Resources, Annual Reports. Maps and Water Quality Data;

Volunteer Lakes Assessment Program (VLAP); Publications and Information Resources, Annual Reports. Maps and Water Quality Data;

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.

Guidelines for Naturalized River Channel Design and Bank Stablization, February 2007. prepared by Milone & MacBroom, Inc. for NHDES and NHDOT.

Native Shoreland and Riparian Buffer Plantings for New Hampshire

Shoreline Protection

Adopted Rule Changes to the NH Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act, effective April 1, 2008,

Connecticut River Joint Commission Fact Sheets on the Value of Riparian Buffers;

Model Vegetation Restoration Plan for Shoreland Properties,

Protecting and Enhancing Shoreland Areas for Wildlife Habitat; UNH Cooperative Extension;

General Land Use Planning and Resource Protection

Community Planning, Natural Resource Inventories, Training and Grant Funding Assistance provided by UNH Cooperative Assistance Program,

Environmental Planning for North Country Community Officials Workshop Presentations provided by the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University at

NH Smart Growth Guidance, Floodplain Management and other Community Planning Resources, provided by the Office of Energy and Planning,

Resource Environmental Planning Program (REPP) for Community Cultural and Resource Protection Approach provided by Central NH Regional Planning Commission or Lakes Region Planning Commission,

Fish and Wildlife Information

NH Wildlife Action Plan, prepared by NH Fish and Game,

NH Fish and Game Wildlife Strategic Plan,

Open Space and Conservation Lands Open Space for New Hampshire: A Toolbook of Techniques for the New Millennium;

Does Open Space Pay? by Phil Auger, UNH Cooperative Extension;

The Economic Impact of Open Space; the Society for the Protection of NH Forests;

Land Conservation: Preserving New Hampshire’s Quality of Life.

New Hampshire’s Changing Landscape 2005;