The NH Association of Conservation Commissions is a nonprofit conservation organization that provides education and assistance to New Hampshire's local conservation commissions. We are funded primarily by conservation commissions.
The NHACC Board of Directors is made up of folks who are dedicated to conservation work in their local community.
Our mission: To foster conservation and appropriate use of New Hampshire's natural resources by providing assistance to conservation commissions, facilitating communication and cooperation among commissions, and helping to create a climate in which commissions can be successful.
NH has 215 Conservation Commissions with over 1,500 individual volunteer commissioners.These commissioners are charged with the protection of the natural resources in their community.
NHACC provides important support to these local volunteers.Commissioners contact the NHACC office with numerous questions ranging from how to take meeting minutes, to best practices for trail building, to providing examples of language for a conservation easement with the purpose of protecting community drinking water supplies.
We also publish educational materials and provide programs: We publish the Handbook for New Hampshire’s Municipal Conservation Commissions, our executive director co-authored the NH Municipal Conservation Fund Guidebook, and we hold a very popular annual conference on the first Saturday in November. The conference offers dozens of workshops and field trips.
We're the only organization providing specific programs and support to our state's municipal conservation commissions.