RCP Stats

Coordinator: Parker Griffin, Partnership Chair

Contact Info: parkergriffin@mac.com

Year started: 2009

Mission Statement:
“The mission of the partnership is to educate communities in the watershed and landowners within these communities about the benefits of land conservation as a way to preserve and protect the Newfound Lake watershed.”

General Location: Newfound Lake watershed

Acreage of Area Covered by Partnership: 62,587

Acres Conserved by Partnership: 14,500

Number of Partners: 4

RCP Status: Conserving

Steps Taken in Forming Partnership:

  • Draft a vision, mission statement, goals, and/or objectives
  • Develop a governance structure; develop a strategic conservation map
  • Engage landowners and/or municipal officials in your region
  • Engage state agencies, federal agencies, and/or philanthropic organizations
  • Craft a compelling case statement
  • Coordinate or collaborate to conserve land as an RCP

Funding sources:

  • Federal grant or program
  • State grant or program
  • Municipal funding
  • Philanthropic foundation
  • Individual donors
  • RCP Member supported
  • LRCT is fiscal agent, has helped initiate some conservation projects
  • Gemmill Fund pays transaction costs for conservation projects within the watershed (since 2012)

Website:  https://newfoundlake.org/land-conservation-partnership/

Social Media: Newfound lake (partner org) Facebook page

 

RCP Activities

Specialties:

  • Securing funding
  • Outreach
  • Stewardship
  • Strategic mapping
  • Advocacy
  • Partner engagement
  • Community engagement

Current Activities:

  • Landowner education
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Water Quality
  • Land Protection/Acquistion
  • Strategic Planning/Mapping

Current Project Highlights:

  • The partnership together with the NLRA and the towns of Bristol, New Hampshire and Alexandria, New Hampshire are currently focused on protecting land near the drinking water wells and the aquifer that supplies water to these towns, both of which are in the Newfound watershed

Previous Projects/Accomplishments:

  • Conserved approximately 470 acres in the Newfound Watershed
  • Completed a GIS conservation plan through GreenFire