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The Conservation Commission may prepare a program for conservation and open space utilization for the city which is based upon the research and evaluation of the natural resources within the city. The commission shall prepare, adopt, and as appropriate, review and amend, a conservation and open space plan for the city. This plan may include a natural resource inventory, which describes open areas, swamps and wetlands, and areas of unique natural value or ecological importance within the city. Such plan may make recommendations relative to the proper utilization and development of open space and related natural resources of the city. The commission shall inform itself of the ways and means by which its plans and programs may be achieved and shall advise the city council, municipal agencies, private groups and interests, and the general public of the manner in which these plans and programs may be carried out. (Sec. 2-53)


4/7/2020 Meeting - Public Notice, Agenda
This meeting will be conducted electronically in accordance with the Governor’s emergency orders and CDC guidelines.  Members of the public who wish to join the meeting may do so by calling 603-504-0341 or by going to https://zoom.us/j/297878582 and using the Meeting ID 297-878-582.

Gary Dickerman, Chair

Forestry Management Projects

Timber Harvest at Dole Reservoir Feb. 2011

Rice Reservoir 2011


"The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human”

Public Program sponsored by the
Claremont Conservation Commission

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 PM

Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center
Community Room
111 South Street, Claremont NH
Ben Kilham, Ph.D is a wildlife biologist based in Lyme,
New Hampshire. His love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades. He, his wife Debra and sister Phoebe have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and enabled them to successfully return to the wild. Ben has been the focus of several news articles and documentaries, including National Geographic’s A Man Among Bears and Animal Planet’s Papa Bear. He is also author of the books Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild and Out on a Limb: Origins of Intuition and Intelligence.

Meeting Minutes

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Term: 3 Years
Meeting: Monthly on the third Thursday at City Hall at 6:00 PM
Appointment: By the Mayor; except the City Council Representative (if any), who is appointed by City Council; any member of the Planning Board wishing to serve on the Conservation Commission shall be recommended by the Planning Board Chairperson to the Mayor for appointment
Makeup: 7 members; one member may be a member of the Planning Board

Conservation Commission members

Seat 1 Seat 2 Seat 3
John Hurley
Term Expires: 03/31/2021 

Stephen Wood, Vice Chair
Term Expires: 03/31/2021

Eileen Skowronski
Term Expires: 03/31/2022

Seat 4 Seat 5 Seat 6
Scott Magnuson
Term Expires: 03/31/2022

Gary Dickerman, Chair
Term Expires: 03/31/2020

Kimberly Gogan
Term Expires: 3/31/2022

Seat 7
City Council Representative
Seat 8 (Alternate) Seat 9 (Alternate)
James Contois
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Olivia Uyizeye
Term Expires: 03/31/2022 
VACANT
Term Expires: 3/31/2014
Seat 10 (Alternate) Seat 11 (Alternate) Seat 12 (Alternate)
VACANT
Term Expires: 03/31/2015
VACANT
Term Expires: 03/31/2013
VACANT
Term Expires: 3/31/2014