Conservation Commission

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)

Term: 3 Years

Meeting Schedule: 6:00 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Visitor Center, 14 North Street, Claremont NH

Appointments made by: City Council

Natural Resources Inventory

Conservation Plan

2023 Meeting Schedule

2024 Meeting Schedule

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Please visit our Public Programs and Environmental Education page for news about upcoming public programs and environmental information here.

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MEETING MATERIALS

11/16/23 CC PACKET

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Board Members
Term Expires
Seat A-3
David Bailey
03/31/2026
Seat 3
Spencer Batchelder
03/31/2025
Seat 1
John Hurley
03/31/2024
Vice Chair
Stephen Wood
03/31/2024
Seat 4
Scott Magnuson
03/31/2025
Chair
Gary Dickerman
03/31/2026
Seat 6
Eric Peabody
03/31/2025
City Council Representative Alternate
James Contois
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12/31/2023

Jim retired from the Department of Defense in 1994. A transplant from Albany, NY, Jim came to Claremont in 2004. During his “retirement” and since moving to Claremont he has held a position with Homeless Services (SCS), he has been a paraprofessional at 2 Claremont elementary schools, a contract worker with Juvenile Probation and is currently the Interim Director of the Claremont Senior Center.

Jim continues to learn about the proud history of Claremont as the treasurer of the Claremont Historical Society. Jim is always looking for ways to help guide Claremont to it’s full potential as a city and home to many fine citizens and their families.

Jim is a first term Claremont City Councilor whose interests are environmental justice, social justice, and racial justice. In his private time, he is a proud and active grandfather.

Jim is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Individual Studies, 1998 and the State University @ Albany, NY, B.A., summa cum laude, Degree in Political Science, 2004.

Seat A-1
Eric Zengota
03/31/2025
Seat A-2
Eric Ruffin
03/31/2026
Seat A-4
ALTERNATE VACANT
Seat A-5
ALTERNATE VACANT
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