About the Rivers Program

The Rivers Management and Protection Act of 1988 (RSA 483) established a statewide rivers program based on a two-tier approach to river management and protection: state designation of significant rivers and protection of instream values and local development and adoption of river corridor management plans to protect shorelines and adjacent lands. The Rivers Management and Protection Program is administered by the N.H. Department of Environmental Services and is staffed by a rivers coordinator. The act also established the statewide Rivers Management Advisory Committee (RMAC). The RMACs members represent a wide range of river interests and work closely with NHDES in an advisory capacity.

For more information please visit the Rivers Program website or contact Tracie Sales, Rivers & Lakes Programs Manager, at Tracie.Sales@des.nh.gov or at (603) 271-2959.

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