Public Water Access Advisory Board

NH Wildlife Journal Access story

The Public Water Access Advisory Board (PWAAB)'s charge is to advise, monitor and coordinate state agency public access efforts including the Statewide Public Access Program. The Board is in support of the Fish and Game Department's Public Access Program to maximize these state ownerships on public water for the public's benefit.

Public Water Access Advisory Board members have worked on a number of important access endeavors over the years, becoming a central repository for access information and fostering a communal effort between state agencies that deal in public access.

Access Sites

Public Access Map logoFish and Game public water access sites in New Hampshire

Public Access Maps for New Hampshire's 35 largest lakes

Interactive GIS map viewer of all N.H. public access and other recreation sites, click here and then selection the "Recreation" map layer.

Proposed Wild Goose Public Access site on Lake Sunapee.

PWAAB Annual Reports
(click on year):
PWAAB Meetings

Public Water Access Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. Routinely, these meetings occur on Mondays in alternate months (starting in January), from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the N.H. Fish and Game Department headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. Please note that meeting dates are subject to cancellation or change. Public participants should call Administrative Secretary Ellen Macneil at 603-271-2461 to confirm the date of the next meeting.

Meeting Dates for 2014: January 6, March 10, May 5, September 8 (Field Trip), and November 10.

PWAAB Meeting Minutes (click on date) - Minutes are posted only after formal approval.

2014 Minutes

2013 Minutes

Archives of Minutes

2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

2008 - 2007 - 2006

PWAAB Board

The Public Water Access Advisory Board is comprised of 19 members representing the following organizations and interests: N.H. Fish and Game Department; Department of Resources and Economic Development; Department of Environmental Services; Department of Transportation; Department of Safety; Office of State Planning; two members of the general public; two Senators; two House members (one from Resources and Recreation Committee and one from the Fish and Game Committee); public members representing the following interest groups: hunting, fishing, power boating, lake associations, rivers associations, non-motorized boating and the Governor's Commission on Disability. Members are appointed for a term of 3 years.

Current members of N.H.'s Public Water Access Advisory Board are listed below:

BOARD MEMBER NAME
and affiliation
ADDRESS TERM EXPIRES
Thomas Quarles, Esq, Chair - General Public Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A., 111 Amherst Street, Manchester, NH 03101; Phone: (603) 695-8641; Fax: (603) 666-4288; Email: tquarles@devinemillimet.com October 27, 2016
Ellen Macneil, Administrative Secretary

NH Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2461; ellen.macneil@wildlife.nh.gov

N/A

N.H. FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

  • Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director
  • Richard Fink, Public Works Manager
  • Garret Graaskamp, Program Spec IV

11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301;
Phone: (603) 271-3511; Fax: (603) 271-6938

  • Glenn Normandeau: (603) 271-3511
  • Richard Fink: (603) 271-1134; richard.fink@wildlife.nh.gov
  • Garret Graaskamp: (603) 271-1748
N/A
Mary Ellen Mel Pfeifle - Hunting Interests 80 Ring Hill Road, Bradford, NH 03221; Phone: (603) 938-5981; Email: mpfeifle@conknet.net October 27, 2013

The Hon. Jeanie Forrester, NH State Senate

107 N Main Street, Rm 302, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2609 (w); Email: jeanie.forrester@leg.state.nh.us

N/A

The Hon. Bob O’Dell
NH State Senate

107 N Main Street, Rm 302, Concord, NH 03301; Phone: (603) 271-2111 (w) Email: bob.odell@leg.state.nh.us N/A

The Hon. Benjamin Lefebvre
Fish and Game Committee
NH House of Representatives

PO Box 1131, Grantham, NH  03753-1131;
Phone: (603)677-2722 (h) ; Email: bplefebvre@gmail.com

N/A

The Hon. Shannon Chandley
R. R. & D Committee
NH House of Representatives

3 High Meadow Lane, Amherst, NH  03031-2554;
Phone: (603)672-6540 (h); Email: shannon.chandley@leg.state.nh.us

N/A
Jayne E. Spaulding - General Public

18 Brick Mill Road, Bedford, NH 03110-5114; Phone: (603) 471-0735 (h); (603) 493-5406 (w); E-mail: jaynespaulding@hotmail.com

October 27, 2012

R. Andrew Robertson
Non-motorized Boating

32 Haynes Rd, Deerfield, NH 03037; Phone: (603) 463-7158 (h); (603) 736-8562 (w); Email: arobert536@aol.com October 27, 2013

Richard Smith - Fishing Interests

123 Prospect Hill Road, Hancock, NH 03449;
Phone: (603) 525-4229; Email: d-smith@worldpath.net

October 27, 2013

Joseph B. Goodnough - N.H. Lakes Association 213 Bay Point Road, Box 2023, Newbury, NH 03255; Phone: (603)763-9667 (h) ; Email: joe.goodnough@myfairpoint.net October 27, 2016

Gary Clark
River Interests

12 Woodhaven Circle, Merrimack, NH 03054; Phone: (603) 424-9560; Email: nbs@northernbass.com

 

B. David Bryan
Coastal Conservation Commission

36 Great Hill Drive, Newmarket, NH 03857; Phone: (603) 661-0147; Email: David_Bryan_NH@oldnaci.com October 5, 2014
Jacquie Colburn -- NH DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301; Phone: (603) 271-2959; Email: jcolburn@des.state.nh.us
N/A
Lt. Timothy Dunleavy, NH DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 31 Dock Road, Gilford, NH 03249; Phone: (603) 293-2037; E-mail: timothy.dunleavy@dos.nh.gov N/A

Vasilios (Bill) Gegas- NH DEPT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

PO Box 1856, Concord, NH 03302-1856; Phone: (603) 271-3556; Email: vasilios.gegas@dred.nh.gov

N/A

Matt Urban - NH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

7 Hazen Drive, PO Box 483 (mailing) Concord, NH 03302; Phone: (603) 271-3226; Email: murban@dot.state.nh.us

N/A

Stephen Walker, NH OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

NHOEP, Johnson Hall, 107 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301; Phone: (603) 271-6834; Email:  steve.walker@nh.gov

N/A

VACANT
GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

GCD, 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-4177

N/A

Gene Porter - Power Boat Interests

77 Concord Street, Nashua, NH 03064; Phone: (603) 883-8606; Email: gporter77@gmail.com

October 27, 2016

 


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