The Rockingham County Conservation District delivers natural resource conservation services at the local level by coordinating funding and natural resource professionals to design and implement projects.  We work with a wide range of local, state, and federal partners in our mission to conserve natural resources.  In general our services fall into three categories:

Conservation Partnerships with Municipalities and Organizations

These partnerships typically involve grant writing assistance and collaboration on specific conservation projects.  These are typically initiated by a municipality or non-profit organization. Examples include:

  • Conservation Grant Application Assistance
  • Wetland delineation reviews
  • Vernal pool assessment reviews
  • Prime wetland assessment reviews
  • Site specific and high intensity soil map reviews
  • Habitat restoration
  • Invasive species management planning and implementation
  • Conservation easement monitoring
  • Conservation planning on town owned lands
  • Education & Outreach

Municipal Review Assistance, Plan Reviews, and Impact Assessment.

Services to municipalities include providing technical expertise regarding natural resource impacts and impact minimization associated with development projects so that municipal officials can make informed decisions regarding project approvals. Examples include:

  • Stormwater management design and installation reviews
  • Lot size by soil type reviews
  • Test pit witnessing
  • Septic system design reviews
  • Septic system site preparation reviews
  • Environmental impact reviews
  • Erosion control design and installation reviews
  • Natural resource zoning regulation reviews
  • Wetland Impact Permit Reviews
  • Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Compliance
  • Construction Monitoring & Compliance
  • Conservation & Agriculture Zoning Assistance

For our latest brochure on this subject:  2018 Municipalities Brochure

Landowner Assistance, Landowner-initiated Conservation

Landowner services includes working with landowners to educate them about land stewardship, conservation easements, and federal assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other programs. Examples include:

  • Conservation farm equipment rentals
  • Current Use Application Assistance
  • Soil Potential Index Calculation for current use assessments
  • Soil Interpretation
  • Conservation Easements
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Nutrient management plans
  • Agricultural wetland impact permits
  • Integrated pest management plans

Other Services

  • Annual trout sale
  • Historical aerial photography curation to 1943
  • Grant based services such as pollinator habitat, turtle nesting habitat, innovative septic system technology development, and more!

RCCD offers consultation on a variety of natural resources projects. Our standard hourly rates are as follows:

Engineer: $100/hour
Natural Resource Scientist & Hydrologist $95/hour
Conservation Specialist $80/hour
Conservation Coordinator  $70/hour
Natural Resource Technician $60/hour
Conservation Technician $40/hour

For more information or if you have a potential project in mind please contact the District: or 603-679-2790

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