"A natural resources inventory (NRI) is a document that identifies and describes important naturally-occurring resources within a given locality via written descriptions of resources, maps, and associated documentation of mapped data. A comprehensive NRI provides the basis for land conservation planning and facilitates the incorporation of natural resources information into local land-use planning and zoning."
- There are currently 14,100 acres of conserved land within the town
- Much of this conserved land is in the higher-elevation portions of the town, namely the Ossipee Mountains and Red Hill. Conservation land is underrepresented in lower-elevation portions of the town, where development is most prominent.
- Nine contiguous priority conservation areas were identified in total: Moultonborough Neck Marsh, Moultonborough Neck, Mud Pond, Moultonborough Bay, Lee’s Pond, Cross Property, Berry Pond, Balmoral, and Shannon Brook.
- These Priority conservation areas represent lower-elevation portions of the town and encompass much of the town’s mapped wetlands and streams
- The greatest threat to the natural resources and ecology of Moultonborough is habitat loss/alteration resulting from poorly-planned development.
- Careful attention to growth in Moultonborough will help to ensure sound stewardship of the town’s natural resources.
A lot more good information in the NRI and if you have any questions, comments or want further information, please contact the Moultonboro Conservation Commission.