Conservation Commission

Contact Info

Elizabeth Harper
PO Box 72
9 Kearsarge Valley Road
Wilmot, NH 03287

Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Wilmot Town Offices, 9 Kearsarge Valley Rd.
Call to be put on the agenda.

Additional Info

Conservation Commission Details

 Name  Term Expires  Title
Elizabeth Harper 2024 Chair
Doug MacDonald 2023 Vice-Chair
Thomas Schamberg 2024 Secretary
Ken Kessler 2023 Member
William Clark 2024 Member
Jonathan Schwartz 2023 Alternate
Sandra Rock 2023 Alternate

In March of 2004, in acknowledgment of Wilmot’s rapid growth and the Town’s desire to maintain its rural character, the Town of Wilmot voted to establish the Conservation Commission under the provisions of NH State RSA 36-A “for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources” of Wilmot. The volunteers on the Conservation Commission are committed to giving thoughtful attention to both short-term and long-term conservation goals as the Town grows and develops.Wilmot Town Map RSA 36-A requires that a Conservation Commission:

  • Conduct researches into its local land and water areas
  • Seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes (Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, Forest Society, etc.)
  • Keep a Natural Resources Index of all open space and natural areas, including marshlands, swamps, and all other wetlands, within the town
  • Keep an accurate record of meetings and actions and file an annual report.

Additional duties the Conservation Commission may perform are:

  • Prepare and distribute the results of research and conduct public workshops for the education of the citizens
  • Recommend a Conservation Plan for the protection, development, or better utilization of areas in the Natural Resources Index
  • Cooperate with other Town boards and residents on conservation-related matters
  • Facilitate the completion of large impact dredge and fill applications (RSA 482-A)
  • Prepare a report and maps for designation of local prime wetlands (RSA 482-A: 15)

Conservation Commission Reports and Maps can be found on another website.

List of Public Water Bodies in Wilmot

These are subject to regulation by the Comprehensive Shoreline Protection Act (CSPA). Stream order begins at the head and increases downstream. That is, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order streams are considered headwater streams and not included in the CSPA.

Water BodyWhere it becomes jurisdictional under CSPA
Cascade Brookjuncture of unnamed 4th order stream* (below Tannery Pond)
Frazier Brookjuncture of third-order stream in Danbury (at Jack Wells Road)
Unnamed 4th order stream*juncture of 2 unnamed 3rd order streams in Sutton (n. of French Road)
White Pondwithin 250 of shoreline
Chase Pondwithin 250 of shoreline
Eagle Pondwithin 250 of shoreline
Piper Pondwithin 250 of shoreline
Tannery Pondwithin 250 of shoreline
Butterfield Pondwithin 250 of shoreline

*South branch of Cascade Brook; crosses under Rt. 11 and Kearsarge Valley Road

Helpful Links

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