May 2017: Land Conservation Transaction Grant Awards

Southeast Land Trust (SELT) Bodwell Farm
The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) has announced the grant awards for the Spring 2017 Land Protection Transaction Grant Program. A total of $53,120 in grant funding will support conservation work on over 1,000 acres of land.
The Land Protection Transaction Grant program assists with the cost for permanent land protection projects (donation and/or acquisition of full fee and conservation easements) within the coastal watershed including coastal New Hampshire and part of southern Maine. This round of awardees includes conservation properties located in the designated Conservation Focus Areas, representing a diversity of natural resources including woodlands, agricultural lands, open fields, wetlands, ponds, and riparian shoreline. The properties are located across the coastal watershed in nine communities including Barrington, Candia, Deerfield, Durham, Farmington, Hampton Falls, Kensington, and Middleton.

The Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELT) was awarded grant funds for the protection of the Bodwell Dairy Farm in Kensington. “Conserving the Bodwell Farm has long been a priority for SELT and other conservation partners, and this effort was made possible with help from the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership,” said Brian Hart, Executive Director of SELT.

A summer round for the Land Protection Transaction Grant program will be announced in June and applications will be due August 14, 2017.

For questions about this grant opportunity contact: Dea Brickner-Wood GBRPP, Great Bay Coordinator at (603) 868-6112 or 

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.