Conservation commissions are local conservation volunteers who work to study and protect natural resources.
Conservation commissions are very active in New Hampshire!
Invest In Your Local Community.
Consider Land Conservation.
And Above All - VOTE!
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50 years go the NH Legislature passed the enabling legislation for conservation commissions. Towns began forming commissions the following year.
We need your help: When did your community vote to form a conservation commission? Were you the first? Is your commission the newest in the state? To celebrate this important milestone, we'll display copies of your warrant articles at the NHACC Annual Meeting.
Please contact the NHACC office if you don't know what year to start; we have an idea of when most commissions started. You'll need to research the town reports from the year of formation and the following year. Send us a photocopy or scan of the warrant language (year of passage) and any related discussion (minutes of the previous year's meeting).
You can send us the documents in two ways: Email us scans of the relevant pages or snail mail copies to NHACC, 54 Porstmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Have fun and thanks for your help!
NHACC tracked several bills in the last NH legislative session. This document provides status updates on each of the bills.
Finally the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program will be fully funded! LCHIP can get back to its important work. Read more here.
The June 25th US Supreme Court Decision in the KOONTZ v. ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT case leaves many questions for municipalities. Vermont Law School Professor John D. Echeverria "......the decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District will result in long-lasting harm to America’s communities. That’s because the ruling creates a perverse incentive for municipal governments to reject applications from developers rather than attempt to negotiate project designs that might advance both public and private goals — and it makes it hard for communities to get property owners to pay to mitigate any environmental damage they may cause." Read the full article: New York Times Opinion Pages.
The House just voted to kill Senate Bill 102 (local option to elect conservation commissioners). Representative Belanger from Hollis did a beautiful job presenting the committee's recommendation to kill this bill. Thank you for contacting your legislators about this bill.
The emerald ash borer, a federally regulated, non-native insect that kills ash trees was found in Concord New Hampshire.
Public meetings are scheduled to educate the public about emerald ash borer background and biology; the Concord detection and ongoing delimitation survey; regulated materials and quarantined area; and available management tools.
April 24, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Thornton, 6 – 8 p.m.
May 2, NH Fire Academy auditorium, 98 Smokey Bear Blvd., Concord, 1 – 3 p.m.
May 2, NH Fire Academy auditorium, 98 Smokey Bear Blvd., Concord, 6 – 8 p.m.
If you have a suspect ash tree or insect, report it online.
NHACC is the only organization specifically serving the needs of conservation commissions in New Hampshire.