PSU Presents ‘The Shoreland Protection Act Revisited’ March 14

March 9th, 2007 by Adam

Twenty-eight years ago, New Hampshire’s legislature passed the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act. Since then, some have questioned the effectiveness of the law and whether the state is enforcing it properly.

In August 2005, Gov. John Lynch appointed a 24-person commission to “study issues relative to the Act”. The Commission was specifically charged with review of ten themes.

The Commission is composed of members from Association of Realtors, Home Builders and Remodelers, Marine Trades Association and Timberland Owners to Rivers Council, Conservation Commissions, Wildlife Federation and New Hampshire Lakes Association. The Environmental Science Colloquium seminar will update the progress of this commission and their recommendations. The seminar will be held Wednesday, March 14, Room 001 of Boyd Hall, from 4-5 p.m. at Plymouth State University

Bill Smith, PSU adjunct faculty, will be the main speaker. Smith taught for many years at the Yale School of Forestry before moving to New Hampshire. In addition to his academic interests, he serves as the chair of the Stewardship Committee of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust; the chair of the Water Quality Committee of the New Hampshire Lakes Association; and is president of Bees and Trees Environmental Consulting.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., 535-2775 or