Conservation Commission

Purpose / Charge 

The Conservation Commission was established for the purposes described in RSA Chapter 36-A:2, namely for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources of the City of Lebanon, including but not limited to watershed resources, as elaborated in NH RSA 36-A:2. 

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

The Commission may advertise, prepare, print, and distribute books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets. It keeps an index of all open areas within the City with the plan of obtaining information pertinent to proper utilization of such open areas. It maintains an index of all wetlands and may recommend to the City Council a program for the promotion and proper utilization of such areas. It makes recommendations to the City Council to purchase additional conservation lands as they become available according to its Master Plan. Seven regular members and four alternates appointed by the Mayor and City Council for three-year terms.

Agendas, Minutes, and Media

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Media recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval. View Agendas, Minutes, and Media

Meeting Time and Date

View the Conservation Commission meeting schedule for a complete listing of scheduled meetings. View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules.

Contact Information

To contact the Conservation Commission, please use our Boards and Committees Contact Form

Members

The Commission is comprised of seven regular members, four alternates, and a City Council representative as follows:

  • Sarah Riley, Regular Member
    Term Expires:  August 2021
  • Susan Almy
     Term Expires: November 2020
  • Suellen Balestra
    Alternate, Term Expires: July 2021
  • Vacant
     Alternate Council Representative
  • Erling Heistad
    Council Representative
  • Don Lacey
    Term Expires: June 2023
  • Ernst Oidtmann, Chair
    Term Expires: May 2023
  • Darla Bruno, Alternate
    Term Expires: September 2022
  • Bruce James, Regular
    Term Expires: October 2022
  • Christopher Johnson, Regular
    Term Expires: December 2022
  • Barbara Hirai, Alternate
    Term Expires: January 2023
  • Vacant, Alternate
  • Mark Goodwin
    City Staff Representative
    Contact Information
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