You never know when the right person is sitting in a room at the right time. That’s what happened when the Lempster Conservation Commission met with the Taking Action for Wildlife Team to discuss starting a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI). Joining the group at that first meeting was a graduate student from Antioch University in Keene, NH, eager to learn more about the conservation commission’s work. The group’s discussion about an NRI piqued his interest, and he later approached Lempster to propose conducting their NRI as part of his Master’s project – it was a perfect match! “This meeting discussion truly turned out to be a "win-win" for all concerned”, remarked Lempster Conservation Commission Chair, Jim Beard. The results were impressive, including a comprehensive wildlife section alongside water, soils, historic and cultural resources. This helped to meet a major goal of the Town of Lempster Master Plan to ”…identify, protect and preserve sufficient and viable habitats to ensure the continuation of healthy wildlife and rare plant species.” View the 2011 Lempster NRI here.
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