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Jason Reimers Works to “Keep the Whites Wild”

BCM attorney Jason Reimers,  has been hard at work on behalf of a local conservation group, Keep the Whites Wild, to protect and maintain the natural beauty of New Hampshire’s highest peak.  Jason has been working with the group to oppose a recently-built but unpermitted snowcat road to the summit.

To learn more, check out the Union Leader, Berlin Daily Sun, and InDepthNH articles about the road.

 

Beth Boepple’s Work as Chair of Portland Planning Board

All of our BCM attorneys find ways to give back to the communities they live and work in.  Beth Boepple shares her extensive knowledge of land use law with the City of Portland where she lives, by serving as Chair of the Planning Board.

Currently, the Portland Planning Board is considering an application for development at the former Rufus Deering Lumber Company site.  Click here to learn more about how Beth is working to safeguard the quality of life for Portland residents.

 

The Northern Pass Hearings: Intervenor Questions Should Not Be Limited

At the October 23rd adjudicative hearings, BCM attorney Amy Manzelli, representing the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, questioned the consistency of the SEC’s rulings regarding the limiting of Intervenors’ questions.

Click here to read more about Attorney Manzelli’s questions regarding the limits of “friendly cross.”

The Northern Pass Wetlands Impact Debate: Permanent or Temporary?

BCM attorney Amy Manzelli, representing the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, addressed this very issue at the June 20th adjudicative hearings, one of many dedicated to the environmental impacts the Northern Pass project would have if the project is approved and constructed.

Click here to read more about Attorney Manzelli’s questioning of Lee Carbonneau, an environmental scientist hired by Eversource.

Annual NH Land Conservation Conference, Always Special

BCM Environmental & Land Law underwrote Saving Special Places again in 2017. This annual Land Conservation Conference was held on Saturday, April 8th from 8:00am – 4:00pm at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, NH. This critical annual conference gathers land conservationists of all walks to provide focused and timely education and discussion about a myriad of conservation-related issues, including wildlife & forest management, conservation easement tax benefits, climate change adaptation, valuation of conservation easements, re-imagining conservation, accreditation, stewardship, timber harvesting, and option to purchase for agricultural value. Attorney Beth Boepple and Attorney Stephen Wagner attended this once again highly successful day.

BCM Support Helps Bring One of the Largest Environmental Film Festivals to Concord!

BCM Environmental & Land Law was proud to be a sponsor of the 7th Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Hosted by the New Hampshire Rivers Council, this event was held on Friday, March 31th at Red River Theatres in Concord. Despite the typical March weather, the event still brought the crowds out to support the protection and conservation of New Hampshire rivers.

Conservation Law Foundation Seminar a Great Success!

On March 29, 2017, Beth Boepple participated as a presenter at the first seminar for attorneys sponsored by the Maine chapter of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub: “Farm and Food Law: Fielding Employment & Labor Questions.” Beth channeled her former theater experience to play the role of a farmer meeting with an attorney to present some thorny ethical issues for the attendees to consider. The reviews were glowing!

NH Farm & Forest Expo workshop a huge success!

As part of the 2017 NH Farm & Forest Expo, held on February 17, 2017, Attorney Amy Manzelli and other members of the NH Coalition for Sustaining Agriculture lead a timely discussion “Tell it like it is: Frank talk about farming and local land-use regulation” about the impacts, good and bad, of local regulations on farms of all sizes and kinds. Farmer and municipal panelists along with workshop participants shared their perspectives, stories and insight on preventing and resolving conflicts among neighbors, farmers and town boards. Information gathered will be used by the Coalition to develop resources for farmers and their communities to navigate rights and regulations to address municipal agricultural conflict.

BMC Land Use and Zoning Seminar Insightful and Helpful

Attorneys Amy Manzelli, Jason Reimers, and Beth Boepple, from the law firm of BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC, held a two day seminar for the National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education. Held from Thursday December 1 and Friday December 2, 2016 in Manchester, NH, the seminar, “Land Use and Zoning from Start to Finish,” covered topics such as Navigating the Land Use Approval Process presented by Attorney Boepple, Appealing Zoning Decisions: Local, Regional and State Considerations presented by Attorney Reimers, and Variance Essentials: Showing Zoning Rules Create Hardships presented by Attorney Manzelli. BCM Environmental & Land Law was proud to be a part of NBI’s continuing education and to share their knowledge, insight and perspective with other legal professionals in what can be a confusing and overwhelming challenge for their clients.

BCM Represents Opposition to the Proposed Cog Railway Hotel on Mount Washington

BCM Represents Opposition to the Proposed Cog Railway Hotel on Mount Washington

 

The Berlin Daily Sun recently reported on the efforts of Keep the Whites Wild, an organization formed to protect Mount Washington and to oppose the construction of a proposed hotel in the alpine zone less than one mile from the summit.  Attorney Jason Reimers represents Keep the Whites Wild, which is comprised of residential landowners, long-time outdoor professionals, and local and regional recreationalists.