Information for Shoreland Owners
Shoreland property owners have opportunities and challenges when maintaining views, access, lawns, clearings, outbuildings, and everyday activities. These all have to be weighed with potential damage they may cause to the lake ecosystem and our diverse wildlife habitat. Care needs to be taken to avoid any harmful amounts of phosphorus & unnatural contaminants from reaching the lake. Septic systems kept in good order are most important. A natural shoreline buffer with native plants and deep roots is beneficial for lake health~they offer stability and longevity.
Stewardship Guidelines for Shorelines The importance of shoreland for water quality, breeding grounds for wildlife, aesthetics, and responsibilities of shore owners. Download your brochure.
NH Shoreland Program & the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act (SWQPA) Permits, assistance, information, forms, resources and more.
Shoreland Homeowners' Guide to Stormwater Management This is a great resource for shoreland owners covering prevention as well as remedies for erosion issues, permitting requirements. Some topics:
Managing roof & driveway run-off to prevent erosion with rain barrels, rain gardens, water bars
Construction materials that do less damage