Biodiversity Committee


A subcommittee of the Hanover Conservation Commission.


Committee meets twice a year as announced. Please check the Town's meeting calendar to confirm meeting date, place, and time.

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting agendas are posted on bulletin boards at Town Hall.
Meeting minutes are available in the Planning, Zoning & Codes Office.


  • Barbara McIlroy
  • Kari Asmus - Liaison to Stewardship Committee
  • Jason Berard, Upper Valley Land Trust
  • Myrilla Hartkopf, Hanover Conservancy
  • Michael Lunter, Lebanon
  • Joyce Noll, Hanover Garden Club

Upper Valley Pollinator Partners

Starting in 2017, Hanover's Biodiversity Committee collaborated with many Upper Valley conservation groups on a quest to create 100 new pollinator gardens in the Upper Valley.

In 2021, are you planning to install a pollinator garden?New Pollinator Garden at Hanover High School, Installed in 2018

Download a two-page handout (PDF) that describes how to plant a pollinator garden and a brief plant list of mostly native plants that cover the seasons. 

The image shows a new Pollinator Garden at Hanover High School, installed in 2018.

These Plants Feed Bees and Other Pollinators - Upper Valley Pollinator PartnersFor new gardens as of 2017, we would like to have documentation to describe any new gardens. See Garden Descriptions (PDF). The first 100 people to describe their garden and submit it to Hanover's Planning Office will receive this plaque for their garden.

For more information, check our pollinator webpages.