Conservation Commission

Conservation Commission

Northwood Conservation Commission
818 First New Hampshire Turnpike
Northwood, NH. 03261
(603) 942-5586
(603) 942-9107 FAX

The Conservation Commission can be contacted by email at lsmith@northwoodnh.org. This email address is for the Board Administrator. Email will be submitted to the Commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

The Northwood Conservation Commission was established by the Town's voters in 1971. Per NH RSA 36-A:2, the purpose of the Commission is to ensure "the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources and...the protection of watershed resources...of the town." To acomplish these goals, the Conseravtion Commission shall:

  1. Conduct research into local land and water areas;
  2. Seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes;
  3. Keep an index of all open spaces and natural, aesthetic, or ecological areas within the Town and plan to obtain information pertinent to proper utilization of such areas;
  4. Keep an index of all marshlands, swamps and all other wetlands;
  5. Keep accurate records of its meetings and actions; and
  6. File an annual report printed in the Annual Town Report.  

The Town voted in 1977 to establish a Northwood Conservation Fund under the provisions of RSA 36-A, to receive monies given to the Town for conservation purposes and the residues of each succeeding year’s Conservation Commission budgetary allowances.