April 2017: Watershed Watch

Piscataqua Region Monitoring Collaborative  By PREP First started in 2013, PREP continues to work with municipalities to build financial support for water quality and biological monitoring. The following publication provides additional detail for the Piscataqua Region Monitoring Collaborative (PRMC). Learn more about the PRMC & download the document HERE. March 2017: Regional Climate Impacts & Outlooks By NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information Much of the contiguous United States just experienced one of the warmest

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2017 Land Transaction Grant Program RFP

The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) and Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) with help from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation are offering matching grants to assist with land transaction costs for permanent land protection projects (conservation easements, full fee acquisitions, donations) within the Piscataqua Region coastal watershed (coastal New Hampshire and part of southern Maine). Qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations and units of government may apply. The total amount available for 2017 grants

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January 2017: Watershed Watch

New PREP Publication: CCMP Mid-Point Check-In By PREP 2016 marked the mid-way point in PREP’s 2010 Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. PREP staff along with PREP Management Committee members revisited the document recently to refocus on the 82 action plans and re-prioritize which ones will be the focus for PREP and partners in the next 5 years. Learn more about the process & download the document HERE. New Story Map: Protecting America’s Waters By US

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CCMP Mid-Point Check-In

It’s amazing to believe that it was over 5 years ago that PREP marked the initiation of our 10-year Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) with our Management Committee, partners & esteemed guests. It was a gorgeous mid September Saturday in 2010 when we proudly unveiled the 2010-2020 CCMP to over 50 gathered attendees. It was a the culmination of over a year’s worth of facilitation, stakeholder engagement and strategizing and it was both exciting and

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December 2016 TAC Update

The purpose of TAC Updates and “Thoughts from the Coastal Scientist” is to summarize information (facts and data) from meetings and to articulate other questions, concepts, and connections that the TAC is considering. The information is intended only to help advance TAC discussions and is NOT intended to be used by an individual or group as final or conclusive statements. All information presented through this TAC page during the State of Our Estuaries report development

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December 2016: Watershed Watch

New UNH Cooperative Extension Magazine Inaugural Issue By UNH Cooperative Extension Radius is a publication about UNH Cooperative Extension’s work, which focuses on improving the quality of life in New Hampshire through diverse programming and trusted, research-based information. The inaugural issue is about the work of their 4,270 volunteers who give of their time and talent to make an impact across the state of NH including fabulous volunteers from the Coastal Research Volunteer program and The

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October 2016: Watershed Watch

Gulf of Maine Climate Impacts & Outlook: July – Autumn 2016 By Gulf of Maine Council & NOAA The Gulf of Maine region experienced hot and dry conditions this summer, with coastal portions of Massachusetts and New Hampshire reaching “extreme drought” status by late summer. The newly released Climate Impacts & Outlook report looks back at the summer’s trends and record setting heat as well as forecasts expected conditions for Autumn into early winter, 2016.

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September 2016: Watershed Watch

Carsey School New Research Water Concerns Unite Citizen Activists: A Community Rights Movement Transcends Party, Age & Gender By UNH Carsey School of Public Policy This study focuses on an instance of sustained local activism in which citizens in three New Hampshire communities mobilized to protect community groundwater against threats from commercial use. A key finding – Unlike other natural resource and environmental issues, threats to community water precipitate a high level of concern and activism,

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July 2016: Watershed Watch

New Research Brief  Forests in Flux: The Effects of Demographic Change on Forest Cover in New England & New York By Carsey School of Public PolicyThe New England states and New York are more than 50 percent forested, a rate well above the national average. Economies in this heavily forested region have historically relied on forest-based industries, and human population has clustered along coastal regions and major waterways, though recent trends suggest widespread in-migration to

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June 2016: Funding Opportunity

NOTICE FOR FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE Request for Proposals The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program has targeted funds available for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards. Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience flooding and coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, natural resources, and cultural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are already—and are projected to continue— intensifying and expanding with

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PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.