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Natural Resources Inventory
The Hampstead Conservation Commission has overseen the creation of a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) for the town.  An NRI lists and describes important, naturally occurring resources within a given locality, and includes maps, associated data and information sources, and a descriptive report.  It provides the basis for conservation planning, and allows natural resources information to be included in local planning and zoning.  Potential uses include:

Document current conditions so changes over time can be assessed
Develop a conservation plan
Educate local officials and the public about natural resources
Initiate and support land protection efforts
Provide a basis for land use planning efforts
Develop or update the natural resources section of the municipal master plan
Evaluate the effects of proposed land use and zoning changes
Develop amendments to existing zoning ordinances
Screen development proposals

A group of four UNH seniors worked with the Commission on the NRI as their "Natural Resources 775 Senior Project" in the 2006 Spring semester.  The results of their work is available as a presentation or as a detailed report.  Maps referenced in the report are also available: 

Not referenced in the report, but very useful in assessing the state of the Town:

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