Conservation of land, water and other natural features and resources is a priority for many New Hampshire communities. In order to implement conservation projects in a manner that protects what a community or region values the most requires some type of plan. To be effective, such a plan would be based on an inventory of the features and resources in a geographic area of interest. By compiling information on the identification, location and attributes of natural features and resources, community or regional groups can develop a plan to protect these features and resources through voluntary and/or regulatory means. A conservation plan can be a vision for the future ecological health of an area. It typically includes reference to a natural resource s inventory, a description of important features and an action plan to protect these features over a long period of time.