Watershed Watch

Watershed Watch: June 2015

WATERSHED WATCH  Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports as well as local, regional and national news. Here is the rundown for June, 2015. US EPA New Clean Water Rule by: US EPA In late May the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule to better clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of

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Watershed Watch: May 2015

New NHDES and UNH GRANIT Coastal NH Online Mapping Tool: NH Coastal Viewer In March, NH DES in collaboration with UNH GRANIT and other project partners launched the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer, an online mapping tool. This new tool provides anyone with an Internet connection the ability to access more than 150 spatial data sets and make and share their own customized maps.The NH Coastal Viewer is intended for a wide variety of users who

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February 2015: Watershed Watch;

EDITORIAL: Photos Help Raise Climate Change Awareness by Maren Bhaget This editorial appeared in the Portsmouth Herald December 11, 2014 and gives a first hand account of the recent King Tide Photo Contest held in October, 2014. Maren won 2nd place in the contest an shares what the experience taught her about a changing climate. The next contest is slated to be held on October 28, 2015.     REPORT: Sustaining Champions of Climate Adaptation

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September 2014: Watershed Watch

Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans By: US EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Program A newly published resource for environmental managers and planners. This publication provides much needed guidance for conducting risk-based climate change vulnerability assessments anddeveloping adaptation action plans. Theworkbook helps users to identify, analyze and prioritize climate change risks. In developing an action plan, it guides users to address their most pressing risks and find appropriate responses. CLICK

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Watershed Watch: March 2014

Draft NH Water Education Plan By: NHDES Over the past few years, a NH Water Education Plan Advisory Group has been working to finalize a Water Education Plan for New Hampshire. They released a final draft version for comment in February. Comment period is over but you can still review the plan.  Read the Draft Report HERE Questions or comments? Email laurel.pushee@des.nh.gov or 603-271-4071   Interactive Map: Wild & Scenic Rivers  By: American Rivers The newly

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Watershed Watch: February 2014

Watershed Watch  Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it.   Regional Clean Water Guidelines for Fertilization of Urban Turf: Final Report   By: NEIWPCC Over the past few months, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) has worked with

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Watershed Watch: December 2013

Watershed Watch: December 2013

Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. Here is the rundown for December, 2103.   Preparing for Emerging Fisheries: An Overview of Mid-Atlantic Stocks on the Move By: Gulf of Maine Research Institute Climate change is affecting marine fish populations in a multitude of ways, including shifts in migration patterns, stock distributions, life histories and ultimately, community structures. While research on climate change and fisheries is

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Watershed Watch: November 2013

Watershed Watch: November 2013

Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it.   The Adaptation Toolkit for NH Communities By: NH Dept. of Environmental Services By preparing for climate change early, communities can avoid significant costs, whether economic, social or ecological. In an effort

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Watershed Watch: October 2013

Watershed Watch: October 2013

Watershed Watch  Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it.   Prepare. Protect. Portsmouth. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment & Adaptation Plan By: City of Portsmouth & Partners The City of Portsmouth was one of five communities selected for a pilot program

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Watershed Watch: September 2013

Watershed Watch: September 2013

Watershed Watch  Our Watershed Watch feature is dedicated to sharing our partners’ and others latest research and reports. If you have, or know of a report you would like us to feature in an upcoming issue of Downstream, please contact us and we will be happy to include it.   Return of the River Herring: Restored Access Leads to Record Runs up the Lamprey River By: Michael Dionne, NH Fish & Game The wild and scenic Lamprey River could

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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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