Open Space Priorities Plan 2: Conservation / Recreation Action Areas

In its analysis of the open space needs of Hanover, the Open Space Committee took a broad approach. Sizable conservation areas, each of which encompasses many lots, were selected as the building blocks of the open space system. The eleven most valued conservation/recreation areas and their open space benefits are described in alphabetical order. A table summarizing the degree to which each of the conservation/recreation action areas fulfills the open space benefits criteria follows on page 46.

(Photo in print edition) The Appalachian Trail Corridor, cutting diagonally across the town from southwest to northeast, needs to be buffered from new development.