Easton Conservation Commission
1060 Easton Valley Rd.
Easton NH, 03580
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June 11th, 2014 at 6:30PM
CC will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at 6:30PM, starting in May 2014.
Roy Stever, Chair
Kris Pastoriza, Vice-Chair
Michael Platt (alt)
Carl Lakes (alt)
Fallon Leigh O'Brien (alt)
WMNF, Town of Easton, and Northern Pass
Northern Pass Addendum
Conservation Lands Map
Easton Ridgeline Map
Easton Steep Slope Map
Conservation Commission Guidelines
The Easton Conservation Commission was established for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources of the town of Easton, New Hampshire.
The commission's role, as directed by RSA-36A is to:
- Conduct studies into the community's land and water areas
- Seek to coordinate the activity of unofficial committees or projects organized for similar purposes
- Keep an index of all open space and natural, aesthetic, or ecological areas (including all marshlands, swamps, and other wetlands)
- Keep accurate records of meetings and actions
As authorized by RSA-36A the commission may also:
- Recommend programs for the protection, development, or better utilization of all areas in Easton's Conservation Index
- Receive and manage gifts of money and property, both real and personal, in the name of Easton, New Hampshire (subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen)
- Advertise, prepare, print, and distribute books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets to inform the community of its work
LANDOWNER CONSERVATION AND WETLAND PROTECTION CONSERVATION PUBLICATIONS FOR LANDOWNERS
Organizations Supporting Landowner Conservation
WETLANDS IN EASTON
Wetlands are a valuable natural resource protected by the town of Easton and the State of New Hampshire, as well as the US Federal Government. In all wetlands jurisdictions,
the more restrictive regulations apply.
It is the responsibility of each Easton landowner to know that the permitted uses of
wetlands are limited and that no structures can be erected or constructed on wetlands.
The Wetlands Resource
The Grafton County Soil Survey and Easton Natural Resources Maps are available at
the Easton Town Hall for identifying the potential presence of wetlands. Wetlands/upland
boundaries can be delineated by a certified soils scientist.
Clues to Identifying Forested Wetlands
Permitted Uses of Wetlands
Approved wetlands uses are listed in the Easton Zoning Ordinances, Section 604
WETLAND CONSERVATION DISTRICT. For specific wetlands uses (i.e. driveways that cross wetlands), NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) permits, as well as
zoning variances, are required.
Additional Wetlands Information and Permits
Easton Conservation Commission
NH DES Wetlands Bureau
USDA NRCS Wetlands Reserve Program
COOLEY-JERICHO COMMUNITY FOREST
Overview: Easton, Sugar Hill, Franconia and Landaff have an exceptional opportunity to invest in the creation of an 840-acre Cooley-Jericho Community Forest in Easton, to be owned locally and managed by the residents of these four communities. Sugar Hill and Franconia have committed $5,000 each from their Conservation Funds and Landaff and Easton will consider appropriations at Town Meeting on March 12th.
At all four Town Meetings residents will be asked to authorize their select boards to appoint a representative to the forest governing group. Town investment, essential in the creation of a community forest will be used for stewardship and the management of the land.
For more information on the proposed Cooley-Jericho Community Forest, please log on to www.townforest.org