Mitigation Wetland Losses for a Major Transportation Improvement Project in New Hampshire

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by Craig A. Wood,
William J. Barry,
Albert S. Garlo,
William Arcieri,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water:

Abstract: To compensate for 103 acres of wetland impact from a 17.6-mile upgrade of NH Route 101 between Epping and Hampton, New Hampshire, NH Department of Transportation (NHI)OT) and Normandeau Associates Inc. (NA]) developed a comprehensive mitigation strategy involving over 600 acres. Major components of the mitigation package include: a 4-acre tidal marsh restoration at the Squamscott River in Stratham; acquisition of the 235-acre Conner Farm in Exeter; approximately 100 acres of wetland creation within the 320-acre Pine Road Gravel Pit site in Brentwood for wildlife habitat management; and preservation of a 400-foot wide corridor between the abandoned gravel pit and the historic farm.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Gravels | Highway and road management | Agriculture | Ecological restoration | Historic sites | Historic preservation | Routing (transportation) | North America | New Hampshire | United States

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