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How are NH coastal watershed communities doing with planning for climate change, impervious cover, and nitrogen loading? The Piscataqua Region Environmental Planning Assessment (PREPA) provides analysis of questions associated with both regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to resource management in the 52 municipalities in the Piscataqua Region. Check out PREPA's interactive webpage, download the full report, or view the subwatershed reports.

The New Hampshire Coastal Viewer is an online mapping tool that for the first time brings together new and existing hazards data in NHs coastal watershed. Examples of this data include field-tested salt marsh data, floodplains, storm surge and sea-level rise information, infrastructure, and culvert data. Anyone with an Internet connection can access the Viewer to make customized maps for planning and educational purposes. Go to the Coastal Viewer

Ten 'really short' talks on planning issues from speakers across New Hampshire. Issues like passenger rail, energy, business retention, regional planning, social capital, planning ethics, housing, complete streets, and agritourism will be tackled in this fun & condensed event. Appetizers, cash bar and networking. Full agenda at www.nhplanners.org. For registration information, click here

During October 2014, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston conducted its semiannual New England Community Outlook Survey. As before, the survey covered topics ranging from the availability of credit for small businesses to emerging issues facing lower-income communities. But this time the survey also included three questions on drug and alcohol dependency in respondents' communities. View the survey results

Broadband is integral to NH’s capacity to improve it economic future and quality of life. To learn more about the importance of broadband; involving your community in expanding broadband; promoting local business and growing your local economy check out NH broadband learning resources at www.usebroadbandnh.org.

The NH Office of Energy & Planning is pleased to extend this invitation to attend the annual spring planning and zoning conference held at the Courtyard by Marriott, Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301. For registration information, visit www.nh.gov/oep or contact Michele Zydel at 603.271.2155 or michele.zydel@nh.gov for additional details. Registration opens March 2, 2015. 

These webinars aim to benefit land owners, farmers, elected and appointed officials, developers, and community members who are involved in decision-making processes regarding using or preserving natural resources. These webinars promote understanding of current planning issues, creation of local regulations, planning that benefits the community, and local resources available to decision-makers. They also provide information valuable to landowners and land-managers as they contemplate and plan for the future uses of their properties. Click here to learn more. 

Practicing for the Unexpected In Public Meetings

Thank you to those who participated in the Facilitation Laboratory training for public meetings. We are working to schedule additional sessions this spring – check back here for details. We have assembled a list of Best Practices for Public Meetings here.