Publications

Since its inception in 1995, the PREP has produced a number of documents related to the environmental quality of New Hampshire and Southeastern Maine’s estuarine systems. In addition, all PREP-funded projects are required to submit a final report. These documents provide information on the health of estuarine resources, summaries of project activities, and results of research studies.

Read about the Management Plan here: 2010 Piscataqua Region Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP)


Reports can be downloaded from this site or printed copies can be ordered by contacting the PREP.

View All Reports Sorted by Year Published


New Hampshire and Maine are fortunate to have a variety of organizations that work collaboratively to monitor and manage the states’ shared estuarine systems. The following organizations also provide Internet access to their research publications, project reports, citations, and environmental data related to the Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook estuaries.

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Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wells, ME 
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory at UNH
New Hampshire Sea Grant at UNH
NH Coastal Program
NH Department of Environmental Services
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative

Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (no longer in existence but past research and projects are available)

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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