Splash Mobs – Source to Sea Jump in Journey!
Connecticut River Conservancy is hosting the Source to Sea Jump In Journey to “help remind people that the rivers have come a long way, and we need to continue working together to keep them clean and healthy!”
Connecticut River – Source to Sea Jump in Journey!
The Oyster River LAC has recently installed 3 new sets of Protected River signs on state road crossings over the Oyster River. The signs were posted on Routes 4 and 155 in Lee and on Route 108 in Durham, bringing visibility, awareness, and interest of the river’s location and protected status to travelers through the area.
The signs were a joint effort of the Oyster River LAC, the Towns of Lee and Durham, NHDOT, the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program, and the UNH Water Supply who funded the signs. Congratulations to all of you for your excellent work!
The New Hampshire Rivers Council and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) jointly hosted a workshop for LAC members on Saturday, May 13th. Information and materials presented at the Workshop are posted below.
Permit/Project Application Review
- Steve Landry’s Top Ten List of Project Requests
This list represents recommendations that LACs can request on proposed projects to reduce the impact of the project. These recommendations are outside of NHDES’ permit requirements, but can be beneficial to the river and its inhabitants.
Diversify and Inspire Your LAC
Pre- and Post- Workshop Quiz Results
2017 LAC Workshop Agenda
Show off your favorite Designated River by installing a Protected River sign along with the name of your river, just like this one recently installed on the NH Route 111 bridge over the Merrimack River.
For information about ordering and installing signs, contact Tracie Sales, Watershed Planner, at Tracie.Sales@des.nh.gov.
The final Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program has been published, and is available online at:
If you have questions about the Instream Flow Program and its current status, please contact Wayne Ives, Instream Flow Specialist, at Wayne.Ives@des.nh.gov or 271-3548.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department maintains a report of the stocking they have done of catchable-sized trout in the state’s rivers and ponds. Many of the stocking sites are on designated rivers. To find out where trout have been stocked so far this year, go to the NHF&G trout-stocking webpage at:
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Conservation Center, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord
The New Hampshire Rivers Council and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) jointly hosted a half-day workshop for LAC members on November 15, 2014. The workshop focused on recent improvements made to the LAC Permit Application Notification Process, a joint effort between NHDES staff and LAC members.
2014 LAC Workshop Agenda
2014 LAC Permit Process Improvement Presentation
NHDES-LRMP Permit Application Flow Chart
Table of Permit Types and LAC Review Time (Final version, 2015)
Excerpts from LAC Permit Review Guidance 2014.11.15
Right-to-Know Law Summary
Welcome to the New Hampshire Local River Management Advisory Committee (LAC) Blog!
This site is intended to allow LACs to communicate more effectively with one another, with NHDES, and with the public regarding LAC activities and river-related activities. For more information about LACs or the Rivers Program, please visit the Rivers Program website or contact Tracie Sales, Rivers and Lakes Programs Manager, at Tracie.Sales@des.nh.gov or at (603) 271-2959.