Conservation Commission

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Temporary Closure
West Side of Sand Hill Reservoir
Extended to May 30

2nd Update: Please note the extension, above.

Parts of the the town property surrounding the Sand Hill Reservoir will be closed until May 30 for further trail clean-up and mulching of trail beds.

Please avoid all trails in the interior side by the logging roads and parking area, from the entrance on Isaac Frye Hwy, to and including  the northwest peninsula.

The Sand Hill Road access and the east peninsula remain open.

The Wilton Conservation Commission presents:

Photo of rocks, moss, and ferns under Garwin Falls

A Closer Look at Wilton’s Wild Things,
a photo collage by
photographer Bart Hunter and author Nikki Andrews

Your Wilton Conservation Commission (WCC) is responsible for protecting the farms, forests, wetlands, scenic vistas and historic resources that are such an important part of the overall character of our community.

Part of our charter is to educate our citizens about conservation issues and to provide access to public lands for recreation. Placing Blue Dragon Flyland in conservation doesn’t mean it’s "off limits". On the contrary, conserved lands are available to the public for their use and enjoyment. In Wilton, 69% of our town is in Current Use or designated as conservation land. That protection keeps us a small rural community with beautiful open spaces, clean water and abundant wildlife.

NH RSA-36-A:2 outlines what conservation commissions do for their towns and the state. In Wilton, the Conservation Commission (WCC) consists of 7 appointed residents, nominated by the commission, approved by the select board, and after taking a sworn oath, serving for a 3 year term.

In Wilton, your commission’s charter is centered around five activities: Advice, Coordination, Education, Protection and Stewardship.   

The Wilton Conservation Commission is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC), "a nonprofit conservation organization that provides education and assistance to New Hampshire's local conservation commissions."

The commissioners are all volunteers. We depend on townspeople to work on projects and expand our capabilities. We need people to work on trails, monitor wildlife habits and native flora Geese Sand Hill Reservoirin the face of climate change. We need people to help raise funds for projects, work events, do presentations, pick up trash on roadways, or count cottontail rabbits and become citizen scientists. Would you consider volunteering with the Conservation Commission? Attending meetings is not required and we'd appreciate as much or as little time as you're willing to offer.

The Wilton Conservation Commission is only seven people; conservation takes a village.

Do you have a suggestion, question, or comment? Contact the Conservation Commission.

Board Members

Name Title/Term Expires
H. Alan Preston Chair (2024)
Nikki Andrews
Member (2024)
Jennifer S. Beck Member (2025)
Patrick Kenney Member (2024)
W. Bart Hunter Emeritus
William G. Mahar Member (2024)
Leslie P. Tallarico Emeritus/Alternate
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