Conservation Commission

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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
W. Bart Hunter Chair (2023)
Nikki Andrews
Member (2024)
Jennifer S. Beck Member (2022)
William G. Mahar Member (2024)
H. Alan Preston Member (2024)
Leslie P. Tallarico Emeritus/Alternate



Wilton Conservation Plan 2016

Wilton Conservation Plan 2016 - Executive Summary

Wilton Master Plan / Natural Resources chapter

Wilton Water Recreation Initiative

Volunteering With or Joining the Conservation Commission

Position Papers

Construction Project Permit Information

Shoreland Water Quality Protection - Minimum Standards Summary

Current Use Application

NH Invasive Species Fact Sheet

NH Extension, Hillsborough County Office

NH Association of Conservation Commissions


Meeting Information
When: 1st Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm
  Notice - Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, this Board is authorized to meet electronically.

Until further notice, meetings of the Wilton Conservation Commission will take place electronically and there will be no physical location at which to observe and listen contemporaneously to the meeting. Please refer to our meeting notices in the Town Calendar on the front page of this website for the details of how to participate.

Wilton Town Hall
42 Main Street
PO Box 83
Wilton, NH 03086
United States
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