Findings: Freshwater Wetlands

reportCard_freshwaterThis report card is calculated based on the responses to six questions regarding freshwater wetland protection, and what percentage of those responses attain the minimum protective standards suggested by NHDES or PREP.

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1. Does the municipality have designated “prime” wetlands (NH) or “significant” wetlands (ME), and adopted local regulations to protect these wetlands? Note: If the municipality does not have any of these types of wetlands then the question is not counted in the overall score.

2. Do municipal regulations offer explicit protection of vernal pools?

3. Does the municipality have a No soil disturbance or No Vegetation Disturbance buffer requirement that is >= 100 feet?

4. Does the municipality have a Septic Setback requirement that is >= 100 feet?

5. Does the municipality have a Building Setback requirement that is >= 100 feet?

6. Does the municipality have a Fertilizer Application Setback requirement that is >= 100 feet?



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.