Watershed Watch

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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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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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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November 2016: Watershed Watch

November 2016: Watershed Watch

2016 King Tide Coverage & Photos  By WMUR In October the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup hosted a wildly successful King Tide Photo Contest. TONIGHT at the film screening we’ll announce the winners & showcase all the submissions! And check out the great story airedon WMUR featuring PREP Management Committee members Rayanne Dionne and Jay Diener from Hampton. The contest received 135 photo entries, 10 of the photos will be on display at White Heron Tea

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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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August 2016: Watershed Watch

Current Report & Forecast Drought Impacts & Outlook for the Northeast Region, July 2016 By NOAA NOAA Regional Climate Services, in collaboration with the Northeast and Southeast Regional Climate Centers, the National Weather Service offices in MA and NY, the NOAA/National Center for Environmental Information, the USDA Ag Hub, and the state climatologist from NH (phew!) released a short summary of the drought situation in the Northeast (New York to Maine). Read the summary HERE.

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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: Watershed Watch

New Report: National Wetland Condition Assessment Report By US EPA The National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a collaborative survey of our Nation’s wetlands. The NWCA examines the chemical, physical and biological integrity of wetlands through a set of commonly used and widely accepted indicators. Explore the report & data HERE. Summit Proceedings: 5th  NH Annual Climate Summit On May 13th the Great Bay Discovery Center hosted the 5th Annual Climate Summit. NHCAW has uploaded all

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April 2016: Watershed Watch

New Report: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment  By US Global Change Research Program This report finds that “every American is vulnerable to the health impacts associated with climate change.” Drawing from decades of scientific advances regarding the impacts of climate change, the report strengthens our understanding of the significant threat that climate change poses to the health of all Americans. Explore the report HERE.      VIDEO:

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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.

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