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Town of Swanzey - Open Space Plan

Swanzey applied information from the Wildlife Action Plan and its maps to take the following actions toward protecting critical habitats in town:

  • Updated priority conservation areas identified in their existing Open Space Plan and documented their important wildlife habitat features.
  • Identified important water resources and combined this data with the wildlife habitats data to show important areas to protect and the connections between them.
  • Considered how information in the Wildlife Action Plan might influence town land use policies, such as zoning.
  • Held a series of 10-minute slide presentations on wildlife and water resources priorities at town board meetings over a period of several months.
  • Incorporated wildlife information into ongoing public outreach about Swanzey’s natural resources and rural character.