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  • Transportation | Conservation New Hampshire
    2011 Posted on January 27 2011 by Michael O Meara Preserving the New Hampshire Advantage means making the right choices now to maintain our quality of life at the lowest cost possible With that in mind the state s environmental community has identified five key policy priorities for 2011 These issues were selected because they strike at the heart of NH s Yankee values Independence frugality ingenuity and an Read More Tags Climate Energy environment Land LCHIP People Health Policy RGGI State Parks Transportation Water No Comments Read the rest of this entry Rethinking Transportation in NH Posted on June 16 2010 by Nate Boesch Americans have long viewed the ability to drive as a cornerstone of personal liberty and individualism both of which are tenets of the now proverbial American Dream When I turned sixteen and the realization hit me that I was no longer confined by what rides were available or what was within biking distance I heartily took advantage Read More Tags community driving emissions Transportation 2 Comments Read the rest of this entry Interested in passenger rail for NH Then check out this coalition Posted on May 27 2010 by Jim O Brien A new website was launched today by the New England Rail Coalition NERC The group is a broad based alliance of over 40 organizations including Conservation New Hampshire and several other state based organizations that recognize the importance of substantially reinvesting in passenger and freight rail in order to enhance New England s economy Read More Tags commuting New Hampshire rail Transportation 2 Comments Read the rest of this entry The Cost of Commuting Posted on May 12 2010 by Michael O Meara A new report from the Urban Land Institute ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing explores the combined costs of housing

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  • Water | Conservation New Hampshire
    Executive Vice President I have been Read More Tags community EMS hiking People Health State Parks Water No Comments Read the rest of this entry The Business of Conservation Posted on January 28 2011 by Michael O Meara The environmental challenges we face will not simply go away if we turn our head That is not the New Hampshire way With these inspiring words Republican Senate President Peter Bragdon kicked off the 2011 Environmental Policy Breakfast The Green Eggs and New HAMpshire event drew more than 300 people for delicious food and fascinating conversation on Read More Tags business Climate Energy environment Land LCHIP People Health Policy politics RGGI State Parks Transportation Water No Comments Read the rest of this entry Environmental Policy Priorities 2011 Posted on January 27 2011 by Michael O Meara Preserving the New Hampshire Advantage means making the right choices now to maintain our quality of life at the lowest cost possible With that in mind the state s environmental community has identified five key policy priorities for 2011 These issues were selected because they strike at the heart of NH s Yankee values Independence frugality ingenuity and an Read More Tags Climate Energy environment Land LCHIP People Health Policy RGGI State Parks Transportation Water No Comments Read the rest of this entry Portsmouth Photographer Using Art to Protect NH s Environment Posted on July 27 2010 by Michael Samuels Portsmouth artist Tim Gaudreau became an eco artist and activist when he learned that the picturesque fog he was taking a picture of in a California valley was really smog drifting in from L A I had been hoping that people would be moved by my images to enjoy respect and even protect the landscape that was Read More Tags art New Hampshire People Health Tim

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  • Environmental Policy Priorities 2011 | Conservation New Hampshire
    the last 20 years this has led to deferred maintenance operating losses missed opportunities and staff shortages In a state that relies on tourism for much of its economic output continued failure to fund the park system will have severe consequences on our ability to sell and enjoy our natural beauty and recreational opportunities The first step in meeting the needs of the park system is the approval of the division s 10 million capital budget request Contacts Susan Arnold Appalachian Mountain Club 617 391 6595 Joel Harrington The Nature Conservancy 603 224 5853 Jared Teutsch NH Lakes Association 603 226 0299 Will Abbott Society for the Protection of NH Forests 603 224 9945 Tom Elliott Friends of Mount Sunapee 603 995 1666 Carol Foss New Hampshire Audubon 603 224 9909 Jim O Brien Conservation NH 603 228 1970 LCHIP Land and Community Heritage Investment Program LCHIP helps communities protect important hunting and fishing grounds farms that support local food production forests that supply lumber firewood and a sense of place and historic properties whose stories pass from generation to generation of Granite Staters Yet the dedicated fund which supports it has been raided time and again to fill budget shortfalls to the chagrin of liberals and conservatives alike This fund should be preserved for its intended purpose Contacts Will Abbott Society for the Protection of NH Forests 603 224 9945 Joel Harrington The Nature Conservancy 603 224 5853 Susan Arnold Appalachian Mountain Club 617 391 6595 Carol Foss New Hampshire Audubon 603 224 9909 Jim O Brien Conservation NH 603 228 1970 Shoreland and Wetland Protection According to the Department of Environmental Services Clean water is an important part of New Hampshire s economy shoreland property values recreation and wildlife habitat Without protection from erosion water bodies can become

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  • AMC and Forest Society Intervene to Oppose Northern Pass Project | Conservation New Hampshire
    the route would require new power line right of way through public and private forested lands in the northern part of the state In addition existing right of way including some in the White Mountain National Forest would need to be expanded to accommodate transmission towers 90 to 135 feet high Both the AMC s and the Forest Society s petitions cite the potentially harmful impacts to the natural beauty of the state and perhaps more importantly the tourism economy it supports Both groups also criticize the Northern Pass application filed by Northern Pass Transmission LLC for failing to have sufficient detail on the location of the route and the impacts it may have The proposal to clear at least 40 miles of new power line right of way through public and private forestland in the North Country including the many conserved lands within the proposed corridor would not appear to be in the best interests of New Hampshire s forests nor the tourism based economy those forested landscapes help support said Jane Difley President of the Forest Society We will be advocating eliminating or minimizing the construction of new transmission corridors We believe there are other alternatives that should

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  • Forests | Conservation New Hampshire
    233 acres of farmland Speakers all pointed out Read More Tags farms forests Land LCHIP New Hampshire No Comments Read the rest of this entry New Hampshire s Artist Laureate Gets His Materials Where He Gets His Inspiration Posted on August 20 2010 by Michael Samuels A very important part of my work has to do with materials says David Lamb New Hampshire s fifth Artist Laureate Although many artists are inspired by the state s forested landscape Lamb is one of the handful who make art from pieces of the landscape itself There are many woods that I think are exemplary that we Read More Tags arts David Lamb forest forests Land New Hampshire People Health No Comments Read the rest of this entry Happy Birthday Gifford Pinchot Posted on August 11 2010 by Michael Samuels Gifford Pinchot an instrumental figure in modern American conservation was born 145 years ago today Although not exactly a household name the Connecticut native and graduate of New Hampshire s own Phillips Exeter Academy was the first Chief Forester of the United States Forest Service working with Theodore Roosevelt to create and expand the National Forest System Pinchot can Read More Tags forest forests Gifford Pinchot Land No Comments Read the rest of this entry A Bunch of Hot Air or Part of the Solution Posted on July 16 2010 by Michael Samuels During my four years at Concord High School I passed this plant on Pleasant St countless times It seemed so out of place with its smokestack spewing who knows what into the air it looked like the poster child for air pollution and big scary environmentally harmful industry But the plant owned and operated by Concord Steam Corporation isn t what it appears Read More Tags Alternative Energy Biomass Climate

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  • Hydroelectric | Conservation New Hampshire
    petitions with the Department of Energy to intervene in opposition of the Northern Pass power line project The 1 1 billion project would convey 1200 megawatts of hydroelectric power from Quebec along a 140 mile corridor from the Read More Tags Climate Energy environment forests hydroelectric Land Northern Pass No Comments Read the rest of this entry Search for Popular Posts LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients 2924 view s MacDowell

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  • Northern Pass | Conservation New Hampshire
    Comments Read the rest of this entry AMC and Forest Society Intervene to Oppose Northern Pass Project Posted on December 16 2010 by Michael O Meara The Appalachian Mountain Club AMC and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests have filed petitions with the Department of Energy to intervene in opposition of the Northern Pass power line project The 1 1 billion project would convey 1200 megawatts of

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  • Green Community Day Celebrates Green Launching Pad Accomplishments | Conservation New Hampshire
    resources with the goal of creating new energy related jobs and opportunities The GLP funded five New Hampshire companies in year one of the program Air Power Analytics EnerTrac Green Clean Heat Innovacene and Revolution Energy After introductory remarks from GLP Co Principal Investigators Ross Gittell and Venky Venkatachalam attendees were treated to key note speeches from leaders in the private public and non profit sectors While they came to the venue with different perspectives all highlighted the importance of creating a market for green products and ensuring that New Hampshire is a leader in making it happen According to speaker George Bald Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development the GLP has been critical in supporting brain power in the state Michael Wimsatt of the Department of Environmental Services indicated how some of that brain power could be harnessed by businesses to help the state meet requirements in environmental regulation and management Jesse Devitte Managing Director and Co Founder of Borealis Ventures made clear the opportunities and pitfalls for green companies as they seek funding And Richard Ober President and CEO of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation drew the strong link between a new energy economy and traditional Yankee values There is nothing more New Hampshire than what we re talking about We are talking rugged independence frugality ingenuity and innovation according to Ober The first five companies funded by the GLP gave brief presentations describing their innovative solutions and their progress in developing their businesses to date Representatives from the companies also participated in a roundtable discussion focussed on the ways in which the GLP has helped them get on a pathway to success The meeting concluded with the announcement of the 2011 GLP funding competition and guidelines The GLP will make available up to 500

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