Conservation Commission

The commission is made up of appointed officials.

The Town of Goshen Conservation Commission’s mission is to protect and promote the natural resources of Goshen, NH along with promoting an awareness of the conservation practices and policies throughout the town while protecting the watershed resources.

What do New Hampshire Conservation Commissions do in a nutshell?

Volunteers study natural resources and develop long-term plans and strategies for the protection of critical habitats, water resources, and natural areas. They provide educational programs to the public and lead hikes and outdoor activities. They manage town lands for timber production, recreation, and wildlife. They work closely with the State’s Department of Environmental Services to provide local comments on wetland permits.

Conservation commissions are on the forefront of emerging issues. They help develop conservation plans to ensure future development is located in the most appropriate areas of town. They ensure community resilience by assisting with hazard mitigation plans to address flooding and watershed protection. They assess road crossings for potential barriers like underside culverts and help to restore aquatic connectivity through replacement or removal. They develop and implement restoration and management plans that support wildlife resilience and connectivity for wildlife migration. These forward-thinking volunteers provide a valuable service to their communities.

2021 New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions.

Conservation Commission Agenda

Conservation Commission Minutes