Conservation Commission

The Gilmanton Conservation Commission was established by Town vote in 1966 for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources, and for the protection of the watershed resources in the Town.

The Conservation Commission consists of up to eleven appointed members - six regular members and five alternates. Our activities can be generally divided into the following categories: land protection and management, interaction with the Wetlands Bureau, natural resources inventory, advisory capacity to other Town Boards, and education. All of these activities require research on the part of the Commission.

The Gilmanton Conservation Commission published the first Natural Resources Inventory for the Town of Gilmanton in the fall of 2004. The Inventory took more than five years to complete and is an invaluable planning tool. Beginning with Gilmanton’s topography, the Inventory covers soils, water resources, wetlands, vernal pools, groundwater and drinking water, agricultural resources, forest resources, town forests, natural communities, plant communities, beneficial insects, wildlife habitat, recreational trails, scenic resources and protected lands. Portions of the Natural Resources Inventory are available online. The complete document is available at the Academy Building.

Please feel free to contact us should you have questions concerning wetlands or other natural resources of Gilmanton.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Bre Daigneault Assessing / Planning Administrator (603) 267-6700 Ext. 122

Commission Members (3 year terms)

Name Title
Dick de Seve Chair (2023)
Jennifer Baker Vice Chair (2021)
Patrick Hackley Member (2022)
Stephen Hopkins Member (2021)
Ed Bernstine Member (2023)
Sue Hale deSeve Alternate Member (2023)