In accordance with RSA 36-A, the Conservation Commission was created to ensure the proper utilization and protection of the natural and watershed resources of the town. As primarily an advisory body, the commission works in cooperation with other town boards, such as the Planning Board and Selectmen, to ensure development has no adverse effects on our natural resources, and takes into account the rural character of the town. We review site plans, dredge & fill permits, and conduct site walks as appropriate. One Conservation Commission member also sits on the Planning Board.
The commission maintains an index of open space in the town, and periodically monitors the town owned properties. In situations where conservation easements are in place to protect open space, we monitor those properties to ensure the conditions of the easements are being met.
The Conservation Commission has our regularly scheduled meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.
Remember that in hunting season hunting is permitted on the town owned Conservation lands. Users such as hikers are encouraged to wear orange safety vests and hats.
Reminder - Winter hikers are encouraged to wear appropriate traction for the conditions while hiking or snowshoeing on town lands.