Rivers & Economic Vibrancy

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Downtown Rivers Bring Spending


Rivers play an important role in a community’s economy, serving as a place to fish, paddle, enjoy a lunchtime walk, observe wildlife and relax with friends and family. Many New Hampshire communities can become River Towns — communities that embrace their downtown river as a source of economic vibrancy. 


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My interest in community and economic development was first sparked as an undergraduate at Smith College, where I worked on a series of development pr... Learn More
Students Working with Cooperative Extension on Applied Nature Economy Research Share Findings at Recent Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)
Students Working with Cooperative Extension on Applied Nature Economy Research Share Findings at Recent Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Learn More
On March 14th, we partnered with Plan NH to host a workshop on Nature & Economy at the Audubon Center in Concord, NH.  Forty planners, archit... Learn More

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New Hampshire’s freshwater resources provide numerous values to both residents and visitors. New Hampshire has over 1,000 Lakes and 10,000 miles of ri... Learn More
Throughout history, rivers have been drivers of economic development. Many communities have rivers running through their downtowns and when rivers are... Learn More
Ecosystem services are the benefits humans receive from nature. This research examined how conservation land actually helps to clean water and shows h... Learn More