2019 LAC Newsletter

The 2019 LAC Newsletter linked below includes information, updates, and tools useful to LAC members and the work that you do protecting and restoring New Hampshire’s designated rivers.

LAC Newsletter 2019

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New Process for LAC Review of Wetland Permits

New Wetland Dredge and Fill permitting rules, Env-Wt 100-900, went into effect on December 15, 2019. These new rules change the way LACs and LRSs will review many types of wetland impact projects. A guidance document is posted below. This guide will be updated as questions arise, clarification is needed, and additional rule changes are promulgated.

Quick-Reference Guide to Wetland Permit Applications for LACs (updated 12/20/2019)Wetland Permit Application Review Process Flow Charts for LACs (updated 12/19/2019)
Wetlands Permit Guidance for LACs (updated 12/19/2019)

Please contact Rivers Program staff at RiversProgram@des.nh.gov if you have any questions.

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2019 LAC Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the LAC survey! The opinions, comments, and suggestions of LAC volunteers are key to making the Rivers Program a continued success and ensuring that program staff are providing the support and tools they need. As an initial response, the Rivers Program drafted a document that compiled and analyzed all of the survey responses, as well as a short, one-page summary that includes how the responses will guide our work with the Rivers Program. These can be found below.

Summary of 2019 LAC Survey Responses (1 page)

Full Analysis of 2019 LAC Survey Responses (26 pages)

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Saco-Swift Rivers LAC Meeting, 12/19

SACO-SWIFT RIVERS LAC MEETING
DECEMBER 19, 2019
4:30 – 7:00 PM
ANNEX CONFERENCE ROOM
USFS SACO RANGER DISTRICT
33 KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY
CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Contact SSRLAC Chair Jeff Sires for more information. All local advisory committee meetings are open to the public.

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Septic Smart Workshop – September 21st

Free Workshop

Presented by the Mount Ascutney Local River Subcommittee
of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions

Septic Smart Workshop
(Click on the flyer below for details)

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The Importance of Riparian Buffers

The Connecticut River Joint Commission has published a helpful factsheet entitled Living with the River: The Importance of Riparian Buffers for Your Land and Your Environment.

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Pemi River Cleanup- May 19th

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2019 Local River Management Advisory Committee Workshop

The New Hampshire Rivers Council and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) jointly hosted a workshop for LAC members on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Information and materials presented at the Workshop are posted below.

2019 LAC Workshop Agenda

2019 LAC Workshop Speaker Biographies

Aquatic Resources Mitigation Fund

Wetland Rule Revisions

Schoolhouse Rock: I’m Just a (Rivers) Bill

Understanding Construction Project Plans

LAC Communications and Social Media

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