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

Additional duties and responsibilities of the Commission include: 

  • Stewardship of Lebanon conservation lands. 
  • Open space planning.
  • Wetland permit review.
  • Education as to the importance of natural resource preservation and open space protection.
  • Coordination of volunteer programs and special projects.

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


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: January 2024
  • Suellen Balestra
    Alternate, Term Expires: July 2021
  • George Sykes
     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
  • Megan Smith, Alternate
    Term Expires: August 2024
  • Mark Goodwin
    City Staff Representative
    Contact Information
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Related Resources

Report a Problem

To report occurrences of blow-downs blocking trails, litter, or other situations that should be brought to the attention of the Conservation Commission, please use our Incident Report Form. No sign-up required.