Findings: Shoreland Protection

This report card is calculated based on the responses to twenty questions regarding Shoreland Protection on 1st through 4th order streams and lakes/ponds, and what percentage of those responses attains the minimum protective standards suggested by NHDES or PREP. Note: Tidal Shoreland Protection was not included in this report card because not all towns have tidal shoreland.

To view the results, click on the question below:

1st Order Streams

1. Does the municipality have a No Vegetation Disturbance or Managed buffer requirement that is >= 75 feet?

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

3. Does the municipality have a Primary Structure Setback that is >= 100 feet?

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

2nd – 4th Order Streams and Lakes/Ponds

1. Does the municipality have a No Vegetation Disturbance or Managed buffer requirement that is >= 100 feet? (link to SH1)

2. Does the municipality have a Septic Setback requirement that is >= 100 feet? (link to SH2)

3. Does the municipality have a Primary Structure Setback that is >= 100 feet? (link to SH3)

4. Does the municipality have a Fertilizer Application Setback requirement that is >= 100 feet? (link to SH4)

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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