This committee was tasked with evaluating governmental forms for dealing with open space issues in Jaffrey, and preparing the town's first Open Space Plan. This was a two-phase project. The first phase was an information gathering process in which we solicited input from specific interest groups (e.g., skiers, birders, hunters, snowmobilers, working lands people, conservation advocates, etc.). These stakeholders and interest groups were invited to visit the committee to discuss their values, interests and hopes for open space in Jaffrey. The second phase was distilling this input into a coherent plan that clearly identified priorities and strategies that can help to guide the Town's land use policies going forward.
The first public participation phase of this process was completed during Spring 2010. The second phase, which included an expanded committee size and discussions leading to the formulation of a Draft Open Space Plan occurred during Summer 2010.