2022 Jan 31

Commission Meeting - January 2022


Monday, January 31, 2022, 9:00am to 10:30am


NHDES Coastal Program Office, 222 International Dr. Ste. 175, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Jones, Research Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire. NE Regional Emerging Toxins Research Hub and relevant UNH and NH Sea Grant Research projects.

January 2022 Meeting Agenda88 KB
Dr. Steve Jones - NE Regional Emerging Toxins Research Hub and relevant UNH and NH Sea Grant Research projects960 KB
January 2022 Meeting Summary167 KB
2021 Nov 29

Commission Meeting - November 2021


Monday, November 29, 2021, 9:00am to 10:30am


NH Fish and Game Region 3 Office, 225 Main St, Durham, NH 03824 (GPS: 3 Leavitt Lane)

Speaker: Chris Williams, NH Coastal Program (DES) - NH Dredging Updates (Hampton-Seabrook and Piscataqua)

Internet Resources/Links:
November 2021 Meeting Agenda88 KB
November 2021 Meeting Summary172 KB
2021 Sep 27

Commission Meeting - September 2021


Monday, September 27, 2021, 9:00am to 10:30am


NH Coastal Program Office, 222 International Dr. Ste. 175, Portsmouth, NH 03801


  • Jennifer Mates Assistant Town Engineer, Exeter, NH, "Septic systems and Exeter municipal response"
  • Gretchen Young, PE, Environmental Projects Manager, Dover, NH, "Septic systems and Dover municipal response"
  • Rep. Spang, "Septic systems: NH History and legislative review"
September 2021 Meeting Agenda95 KB
New Hampshire Shoreland Septic System Study Commission Final Report491 KB
Bill Introduced by Judith Spang55 KB
September 2021 Meeting Summary188 KB
2021 Mar 22

Commission Meeting - March 2021


Monday, March 22, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00am

 View meeting recording 

Dr. William Sweet - NOAA Sea Level Rise and High Tide Flooding
Renee Collini - Tools for Finding a Path Amid Uncertainty

Internet Resources/Links:
Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning To Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation -
Coastal Flood Risk Summary -
Article: Assessing tidal marsh resilience to sea-level rise at broad geographic scales with multi-metric indices

March 2021 Meeting Agenda0 bytes
COMNARE Meeting Notice82 KB
Renee Collini - Tools for Finding a Path Amid Uncertainty1.51 MB
Bill Sweet - NOAA SLR and High Tide Flooding3.44 MB
March 2021 Meeting Summary83 KB
2020 Jan 28

SB712 Derelict Fishing Gear


Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am


State House 103

The bill will be heard on 1/28 at 10 in State House 103. Testimony will be appreciated, in person or by email to or the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

2019 Nov 25

Commission Meeting - November 2019


Monday, November 25, 2019, 9:00am


NHDES Portsmouth Reginal Office, Pease International Tradeport

PFAS Presenters

  • "PFAS: Sources, Exposure and Ecosystem Impacts" - Heidi Pickard, PhD Student, Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • “NHDES Efforts Towards PFAS Risk Assessment in Surface Waters” - Jonathan M. Ali, Ph.D., Toxicologist, Air Resources Division - Permitting & Environmental Health Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • “PFAS Research at UNH: Characterizing Point Sources and their Receiving Water Bodies” - Paula Mouser, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire
November 2019 Agenda146 KB
PFAS: Sources, Exposure and Ecosystem Impacts - Heidi Pickard4.06 MB
NHDES Efforts towards PFAS Risk Assessment in Surface Waters - John Ali3.17 MB
PFAS Research at UNH - Paula Mouser5.51 MB
November 2019 Summary153 KB
2019 Oct 21

Commission Meeting- October 2019


Monday, October 21, 2019, 9:00am


Pease Internation Tradeport, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH

Marine Debris – Derelict Fishing Gear


  • Jen Kennedy, Executive Director, Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
  • Cheri Patterson, Supervisor of Marine Programs, NH Fish & Game 

Other Contributions:
Gabby Bradt, NH Sea Grant/UNH Extension Fisheries Extension Specialist
Erik Anderson, President, NH Commercial Fishermen's Association

October 2019 agenda139 KB
October 2019 Draft Summary207 KB
Derelict Fishing Gear Presentation - Jen Kennedy3.64 MB
NH Fish and Game Marine Debris Presentation - Cheri Patterson5.86 MB
2019 Jan 23

Commission Meeting - January 2019


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (All day)


  • National Climate Assessment review - Sherry Godlewski, Resilience and Adaptation Manager, NH Department of Environmental Services
  • Science and Technical Advisory Panel review - Nathalie M. Morison, CFM, Coastal Resilience Specialist, NHDES Coastal Program
  • Climate Assessment – NH Implications - Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, UNH, Director of the Infrastructure and Climate Network, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
January 2019 Agenda135 KB
January 2019 Summary212 KB
National Climate Assessment4.62 MB
Science and Technical Advisory Panel Review1.9 MB
2018 May 07

Commission Meeting - May 2018


Monday, May 7, 2018 (All day)

Presentation: Buffers and living shorelines in NH; their ecological function with respect to nutrient loading, landscape trends, and potential mitigation - Cory Riley, Reserve Manager, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Presentation: Southeast Watershed Alliance model stormwater standards. Implications for nutrient loading in NH estuaries - Julie LaBranche, Senior Planner, Rockingham Planning Commission

May 2018 Agenda78 KB
May 2018 Summary192 KB