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Buffer Options for the Bay

This project’s goal is to enhance stakeholder capacity to make informed decisions related to the protection and restoration of buffers around New Hampshire’s Great Bay Estuary. The project will be integrating existing geospatial information and the best available buffer science with economic valuation data about the benefits of buffers. This watershed scale information will then be used to select a subwatershed to work within to determine what combination of incentive and regulatory solutions can best promote good buffers around Great Bay.

Project Lead

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve


National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative

Time Frame

Start: September 1, 2015
End: August 1, 2017

Salt marsh buffer on Great Bay in New Hampshire