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Groton Wind Farm Study, 2011-

CLIENT:  Iberdrola Renewables, P.O. Box 326, Concord, NH 03302

Preservation Company was hired to complete mitigation work specified in an MOU for this project to NHDHR standards. Work on this project included the documentation of the Rumney Village Historic District, analysis of the National Register eligibility for two other area in the town (and preparation of corresponding forms), and the documentation of an individual property.

Northern Pass, 2011-2018

CLIENT:  Normandeau, 25 Nashua Road, Bedford, NH 03102

Preservation Company was the primary preservation consultant for the Northern Pass project, a proposed 192 mile-long transmission line crossing north-south through much of New Hampshire.  The project involved several phases over many years.   Preservation Company began with a broad on-site survey of a two-mile-wide swath of 29 towns along the project path.   After identifying and mapping 1,284 resources 50 years or older in the area, we provided a more detailed analysis of 194 historic resources in our exhaustive  Assessment of Historic Properties Study submitted to the NH Site Evaluation Committee in 2015.  Later phases of the project involved the writing and production of dozens of NHDHR individual and district/area inventory forms.  Preservation Company most recently was responsible for the analysis, writing and production of 114 draft Section 106 Effect Evaluation Tables for the Department of Energy, the lead federal agency for the project.  This effort involved identifying and evaluating the largely visual effects of the project on a variety of types of resources, including eleven large (up to 7,000-acre) cultural landscapes.   Preservation Company worked side-by-side with allied professionals including visual consultants, engineers, attorneys and archeologists on the project.  The firm also provided input to the client on the state and federal preservation process and consulted on avoidance, minimization and mitigation efforts.

Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, New Hampshire Reroute, CP 96-249-003, 1998

CLIENT: Portland Natural Gas , 43 Baxter Blvd., Suite 32-AA, Portland, ME 04101

This project included the approximately ninety-five-mile length of the Connecticut, Upper Ammonoosuc and Androscoggin River Valleys in northern New Hampshire in the area of the proposed pipeline. The corridor ran through twelve towns from the Vermont border at the town of Pittsburg in the northwest to the Maine border at the town of Shelburne in the southeast. A Project Area Form and Townwide Area forms were prepared for each of the towns and forty-six individual properties were evaluated for National Register eligibility.

Joint Pipeline Project, FERC Docket No. CP97-238-000, 1998

CLIENT: Portland Natural Gas, 43 Baxter Blvd., Suite 32-AA, Portland, ME 04101

This project encompassed an approximately thirty-one-mile long corridor in southern New Hampshire. The proposed pipeline ran through eight towns from the Massachusetts border at the town of Plaistow, to the Maine border at the town of Newington. Individual Townwide Area Forms were prepared for each of the towns and twenty-five individual properties were evaluated for National Register eligibility.

Quebec-Hydro II powerline corridor, New Hampshire section, 1985-1986

CLIENT: New England Power Company, Sub-Consultants to Boston University School of Public Archeology

The project concentrated on a half-mile corridor from the town of Monroe on the Vermont border in the north, to the town of Pelham on the Massachusetts border in the south. Studying the cross-section which ran the length of the state offered a unique opportunity to understand and compare a cross-section of resources from the Connecticut River valley to the Merrimack.