Tilton Conservation Commission
Tilton, NH

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Tilton Conservation Commission, 257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276             Fall 2013                          

 Fall 2013 Newsletter

A Special Place to Visit in Tilton

The town of Tilton has many special places natural, historic, architectural, and retail.
This Tilton Conservation Newsletter offers a glimpse into one of those special places

   Salmon Run Conservation Area

View of the Winnipesaukee from Salmon Run

Located along the Winnipesaukee River, and just steps from downtown Tilton,
is a parcel of land now known as the Salmon Run Conservation Area. For some
 years the site contained construction vehicles and cars, but now that has changed. 
The Tilton Conservation Commission is in the process of returning the site to its
 natural state so that residents and passer-bys can enjoy the river while animals
 and native plant species can enjoy their habitat. It may also become a part of the
 Winnipesaukee River Trail system. People may not realize that this part of the river
was once the summer home of native Americans who traveled here from Penacook
to hunt, fish, and trap. It is said that salmon, shad, and alewives were plentiful.
Even today, NH Fish & Game list it as a highest ranked wildlife habitat.

            New Hampshire Department of Environmental ServicesImportant Notice About Appeals of NH DES decisions

RSA 482 - A states that "Any person who wishes to challenge a wetlands permitting decision
 made on or after August 3, 2013, must file an appeal directly with the Wetlands Council within 30 days
of the date of the decision. RSA 482-A:10, I has been amended to eliminate the requirement to
request reconsideration of a wetlands permitting decision prior to filing an appeal with the
Wetlands Council.  This change aligns the process for appealing wetlands decisions with the
 processes for most other DES permit programs."

Changes in NH DES Permitting

In an effort to provide a higher quality, more streamlined permitting
process, most Land Resources Management Programs which include:

Alteration of Terrain
Subsurface Systems Bureau
Wetlands Bureau
Shoreland Program

have updated their permit application forms. Applications will be reviewed by
a team of cross-trained administrative staff. The new forms are valid until
December 2013, at which time they will be updated. Click on any of the programs
above to find more information and application forms.

e-Bird   chickadee

Begun in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society,
e-Bird provides data about bird abundance and distribution.
It is amassing one of the largest
and fastest growing databases in existence. In March 2012, participants recorded more
 than 3.1 million bird observations across North America. Maps, charts, and graphs
are available online or you can become a part of this international project by collecting data
and sending in your bird counts to help with a better understanding of bird distribution.