LAC Event Ideas with a Splash!

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  РSource to Sea Jump in Journey!

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Protected River Signs Installed on Oyster River

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!

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2017 LAC Workshop

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.

Workshop Synopsis

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

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Protected River Signs Installed on the Merrimack River

Merrimack River Sign Rte 111croppedShow 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.

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Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program

The final Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program has been published, and is available online at:

http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/rivers/instream/report.htm

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.

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NH Trout Stocking Report

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:

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/fishing/trout-stocking.html

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2014 LAC Mini-Workshop

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.

Workshop Materials:

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

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Welcome!

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.

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