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. 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 Body||Where it becomes jurisdictional under CSPA|
|Cascade Brook||juncture of unnamed 4th order stream* (below Tannery Pond)|
|Frazier Brook||juncture 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 Pond||within 250 of shoreline|
|Chase Pond||within 250 of shoreline|
|Eagle Pond||within 250 of shoreline|
|Piper Pond||within 250 of shoreline|
|Tannery Pond||within 250 of shoreline|
|Butterfield Pond||within 250 of shoreline|
*Southern branch of Cascade Brook, crosses under Rt. 11 near the town offices.