Natural Resources Inventory for Temple, NH, 2004-2005
The Natural Resources Inventory for the Town of Temple includes information about:
Click on the picture to read the report.
- Water - ponds, streams, wetlands, shorelands, aquifers, watersheds, sources of
- Open space - forests, farmlands, unfragmented lands, conservation lands, recreation
- Flora, fauna, habitat - plant and animal species, rare species, wildlife corridors,
deeryards, food sources
- Geological and topographical features - bedrock, soils, elevations, slopes,
- Cultural sites - historical, scenic, special community interest
The Trust for Public Land: Managing Growth
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A new study released [May 17, 2005] has found that
protecting open space from development has not driven up tax rates in New
The Trust for Public Land issued a report looking at the relationship between
property taxes and land conservation in New Hampshire towns.
The study found that towns that protect open space from development are not
paying higher property taxes compared to their more developed neighbors.
The report also features a way to calculate the tax impact of different approaches
The goal was to help towns figure out what will happen to their tax bills if
they want to protect an area from development.
The report concludes that towns can use land conservation to limit development
to areas where it's easier -- and cheaper -- to provide municipal services.
A link to the full report can be found here:
Managing Growth in
A link to a summary of the report can be found here:
Managing Growth, Executive Summary
To learn more about the Trust for Public Land in NH visit their
Land Use Planning Presentation
On December 5, 2004 a presentation on land use in Temple was given
by a team of students from UNH. The team researched Temple's land-use
history, current situation, and development possibilities. The
presentation includes digital maps illustrating alternative future
"build-out" scenarios. The project is intended to provide
information on growth issues facing our region, to serve as a general
resource for Temple residents, and to aid the Conservation Commission
in developing its conservation plan. To view the presentation click on
To read the written report that accompanies this presentation