Watershed Master Plan

Every Acre Counts: The Newfound Watershed Master Plan.

Every Acre Counts: The Newfound Watershed Master Plan.

The Newfound Lake watershed collects rain and snowmelt that flows to streams, lakes and ponds, to the Newfound and Pemigewasset Rivers, and eventually to the Atlantic Ocean. The watershed is 63,150 acres of generally steep, geographically and biologically diverse terrain, ranging from roughly 500 feet elevation on Newfound Lake to nearly 3,000 feet at the rocky summit of Mt. Cardigan. Home to some of the richest natural habitat in New Hampshire, the Newfound area is known as a place of incredible natural beauty by residents and visitors with generations of deep personal connections to the area.

“Every Acre Counts: The Newfound Watershed Master Plan” is a multi-year, leading-edge master planning program for the entire watershed. Due to be completed by late 2009, the primary goal of this project is to unite the nine towns touched by the watershed to create cohesive and effective strategies that balance future growth with natural resource protection.

This section of the Newfound Lake Region Association’s web site is designed to share information related to the Newfound Lake watershed with all stakeholders. We invite your participation in making the Master Plan a powerful tool for the long-term future of the Newfound Lake region.