||Town of Strafford NROC Committees. A Final Report to The New Hampshire Estuaries Project.
C. Page ;
A. Pratt ;
J. Schloss ;
||Land Protection Group, Strafford, NH.; Water Quality Group, Strafford, NH.; Managed Growth Group, Strafford, NH.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Natural resources management ;
New Hampshire ;
Water quality ;
Land use ;
Legal aspects ;
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The three Strafford committees formed through the work with the Natural Resources Outreach Coalition in 2004 and supported by the grant award from the New Hampshire Estuaries Project have succeeded in furthering land protection, water quality protection, and managing growth here in Strafford. The original NROC meetings brought many new volunteer citizens into the process, but even their enthusiasm and willingness to work could not have earned these results without the financial support of the NHEP grant award. Hours of letter writing and personal contact with landowners by the volunteers of the Land Protection Group have raised awareness of the need for land protection and the ways it can be accomplished. The previous experience of the Strafford Conservation Commission in working with a landowner who was donating an easement showed us that the legal and logistical work involved is daunting. The NHEP grant allowed the land Protection Group to contract the professional services of Dan Kern of Bear-Paw Regional Greenways. His work streamlined the process for the landowners, and the Land Protection Group was able to celebrate the closing of two donated easements in 2006.