NS-12: Promote freshwater buffer landscapes
Adopt or develop local wetland maps for planning, regulation, and zoning purposes. Existing wetland maps can be accessed through the National Wetland Inventory and federal or state agencies.
Develop a formal “wetland” or “conservation” zone designation for all zoning maps that includes freshwater wetlands, buffer areas, and critical freshwater connective areas.
Promote or create regulations for allowable and prohibited use of critical zoning areas.
Adopt local real estate tax incentives for protecting and conserving local wetland zones.
Acquire conservation easements or conservation land acquisition for critical wetland zones.