FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2021
N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation
Brent Wucher, Public Information Officer
Bear Brook State Park Management Plan available for public review and comment
After an extensive two-year planning process, New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is releasing the updated “Bear Brook State Park Management Plan” for public review and comment. The plan can be viewed at www.nhstateparks.org/about-us/commissions-committees/bear-brook-state-park-management-plan-committee.
The Bear Brook State Park management plan steering committee will hold a virtual listening session on April 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. to receive public comment on the plan. The public can also provide written comment via email to BearBrookPlan@dncr.nh.gov or via letter to Bear Brook Plan, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord NH 03301. Written public comment may be submitted from Friday March 26, 2021 through the close of business at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021.
A technical team of natural resource professionals from the various state agencies charged with managing the resources at Bear Brook State Park drafted the updated plan and was advised by a steering committee of members of the public who represented the various recreational uses and environmental interests of the park. The agencies periodically presented the individual draft chapters to the steering committee at public meetings and received and incorporated comments throughout the planning process.
The new plan updates the 1994 “Bear Brook State Park Management Plan” and sets the management vision for the next 15 years. Documented in this plan is the future management for forestry, wildlife, cultural, ecological and recreational resources in the park. The technical team used the latest science and practices across all disciplines to produce this integrated plan.
The Division of Parks and Recreation is comprised of the Bureau of Park Operations, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 93 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of five divisions of the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. To learn more, visit www.nhstateparks.org, follow NH State Parks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or call 603-271-3556.