TROY’S NATURAL RESOURCES

From the Issue: 
April 2011
Many residents who attended the annual Town Meeting last month took the opportunity to view the Conservation Commission’s four large framed maps, mounted on easels, and the complete bound book of maps from our Phase I Natural Resources Inventory [NRI]. Available in the Selectmen’s Office and in the Conference Room at the library for all to see, they provide comprehensive identification, description, and compilation of our town’s existing natural resources data. They serve as a basis for community outreach and education, to be used as a planning tool for future site-specific assessments and recommendations.

Our Conservation Commission is now hard at work on completing the Phase II NRI. This process will develop, document and refine a parcel-based ecological assessment, including field-based analyses, as it relates to preserving open space for recreation, water resources, conservation and wildlife for future generations.

We are also seeking to leverage our modest financial resources by applying for matching grants, as with a proposal recently submitted to the Monadnock Community Conservation Partnership [MCCP].

But we can’t do this alone! We need your help! We need to engage a broad cross-section of town residents to:

1. Define what you value most about Troy;
2. Identify those places you feel contribute most to Troy’s character and quality of life; and
3. Develop strategies to encourage protection of the natural resources and special places you identify as important.

Please join us! The Conservation Commission meets at the Gay-Kimball Library in the Conference Room on the second Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6 PM – open to the public! We hope to see you there!