CONCORD – Dec. 9, 2016 – An opportunity to protect a source of public drinking water for Manchester and surrounding towns prompted the state’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to award the Society for the Protection of N.H.
Although we sometimes take for granted that everyone sees the value in protecting our state’s unique landscapes and natural areas, several bills pending before the New Hampshire Legislature will shake that assumption. Consider, for example, HB 1686, which takes aim at the Land and Community Heri
There has been some controversy in recent years about the “raiding” of dedicated funds to assist in balancing the state budget — accomplished by transferring those funds or fund surpluses to the General Fund for general state expenses.
Emery Farm in Durham is now one step closer to being protected from commercial or industrial development thanks to a new grant from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). Emery farm, located at 135 Piscataqua Road, was one out of 36 historic, cultural, or land conservation projects throughout the state that received grants from LCHIP. The grant will allow for owners David Hills and his wife, Catherine McLaughlin-Hills, to apply for an easement for the last unprotected 38 acres that will limit the use of the land to agricultural only.