Conservation Commission

Mission
 

The Hanover Conservation Commission consists of seven full members and up to three alternate members appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three-year terms. In addition, one member of the Board of Selectmen serves as a liaison with the Commission, as does one member of the Hanover Conservancy, a private, local, non-profit conservation organization.  Often a Planning Board member also serves as a member of the Conservation Commission.
 
The Commission's core mission includes:
  • Preserving and protecting the Town's natural resources, such as the Town Forest, trails, wetlands and water bodies, open space, views, and wildlife habitat;
     
  • Supporting and advising the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding conservation issues;
     
  • Implementing the Open Space Priorities Plan through solicitation of land and easements and the use of the Conservation Fund, and the development, extension, and maintenance of our trail network;
     
  • Educating the public as to the importance of natural resource preservation and open space protection;
     
  • Monitoring conservation easements and landowners' adherence to their terms and conditions;
     
  • Coordinating with efforts of other conservation organizations.

Appointed Officials - by the Board of Selectmen (3 year term)

Full MemberPositionTerm Expiration
Whit Spaulding

Vice Chair

9/2017

9/2017

Jim Kennedy

9/2018

Chair

9/2019

VACANCY - FULL MEMBER

Appointed Officials - by the Board of Selectmen (3 year term)

Alternate MemberPositionTerm Expiration
John Trummel

Alternate Member

9/2017

Alternate Member

9/2017

VACANCY - ALTERNATE MEMBER

Michael Mayor

Planning Board Liaison

9/2017

Select Board - Representative

Conservation Commission Contact:

NameTitlePhone

Senior Planner

(603) 640-3214

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