General Conservation FAQs
Q. Why do I see snowmobiles on Conservation Land? The Conservation Commission has agreed with the Wilton-Lyndeborough Wanders Snowmobile Club to allow use of Conservation Land by snowmobiles with restrictions. The rules and restrictions can be found here.
Q. Are there any rules and regulations for using Conservation Land? Yes, the Conservation Commission has posted a list of rules and regulations at each kiosk. These rules and regulations are designed to ensure that everyone may safely enjoy the lands. For further information, see the list here.
Q. Is hunting permitted on Conservation Land? Yes, hunting is permitted in accordance with NH State law. All hikers and other users of Conservation Land are encouraged to wear orange during hunting season and to be aware that hunters may be in the area.
Conservation Easements FAQs
Q: Where can I find more information about Conservation Easements? A good document to use to find additional information on Conservation Easements is
is available from UNH County Extension at http://extension.unh.edu/resources/representation/Resource000020_Rep20.pdf
Invasive Species FAQs
Q: Where can I find more information about Invasive Species? The NH Department of Agriculture published a phamplet entitiled " New Hampshire Guide to Upland Invasive Species. Click here to access the pamphlet.
Town Forest FAQs
Q: What is a town forest? A town owned tract of land so designated to encourage the proper management of timber, firewood and other natural resources through planting, timber stand improvement, thinning, harvesting, reforestation, and other multiple use programs consistent with the forest management program, any deed restrictions and any pertinent local ordinances or regulations.
Q: What are the benefits? It designates a purpose for the land, and offers a degree of protection that does not currently exist. It serves as an example for private landowners, and will offer the general public benefits for a variety of recreational activities. It is intended to be self supporting.
Q: Where does the income from timber sales go? The town’s General Fund.
Q: What income would be generated? In addition to the income from sale of timer, the town receives tax revenue from the timber sale just as it would from a private landowner timber sale.
Q: Does a tract have to be a town forest to have a management plan? No, but it has several advantages Establishes town policy on the intended use of the land. It offers a level of protection for the land that did not exist prior.
Q: What if the town finds another use for the land, such as a school or public water supply? The town could simply vote to remove the town forest designation.
Q: Why was the Hebert parcel designated? At 141 acres, it is one of the larger town-owned parcels without permanent protection as open space. It is adjacent to other permanently protected town land to the west, as well as a large permanently protected parcel in Lyndeborough, forming a greenway in excess of 350 acres of open space. Adjacent to Black Brook marsh, this parcel is part of both the Purgatory and Piscataquog watersheds, areas designated of special importance for protection in the town master plan. Finally, due to the remote and inaccessible nature of the parcel it is not likely to meet the criteria for other town uses such as a school.