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Bear Brook State Park Steering Committee is holding a public listening session June 27


The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the Bear Brook State Park Management Plan Steering Committee is holding a public listening session at NH Fish and Game, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH on June 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The committee will solicit opinions from local and statewide associations and organizations, recreational clubs, forestry and wildlife professionals and citizens on the current management of the property, existing uses, and desire and suitability of new uses at Bear Brook State Park.

Presentations by local and statewide associations/organizations, clubs or professional organizations shall be limited to 10 minutes. Presentations by individuals shall be limited to five minutes. Presenter are required to prepare a written summary of their presentation and submit it to the committee.
Public comment will be held after the last pre-registered speaker has presented.

The following questions will assist in presentation development, however additional information and comments are welcome.
  1. What is working well at the park?
  2. Does your organization have any concerns about existing recreational uses or natural resource management practices?
  3. Is there a need for improvements or additional facilities for existing uses?  If so, for what purpose, and where?
  4. What potential new activities/management would your organization like to see implemented? How and where?
  5. What facility improvements or additional facilities would be needed/desired to support this new activity and where should they be located?
  6. What conflicts with existing uses/users might result at Bear Brook State Park if the new activity was permitted?  What other uses can your activity best be paired?
Presenters must sign up to speak by noon on June 26 by contacting Johanna Lyons at or 603-271-3935.

The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of five divisions of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. NH State Parks and Recreation is comprised of the Bureau of Park Operations, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, Bureau of Community Recreation, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 93 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. To learn more, visit, follow NH State Parks on Facebook and Twitter, or call 603/271-3556.
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