Conservation Commission

Conservation Commission:   (603) 887-3719

Charles Myette, Chairman

The Chester Conservation Commission is a seven-member, all-volunteer board appointed by the Selectmen under the provisions of state RSA 36-A: 2, which allows municipalities in New Hampshire to establish commissions “for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources.” This work includes preparing maps or plans, “keeping an index of open space and natural, aesthetic, or ecological areas” within the town in order to obtain information “pertinent to proper utilization of all such areas.” The Commission acts as an advisory board to other town and state boards and agencies involved in land use planning and works to natural resources in Chester.

Charles Myette, Chairman (2018)
Ted Broadwater (2019)
Phil Cassista (2018)
Aaron Hume (2020)
Deborah Munson (2020)
Baron Richardson (2020)
Dick Trask, Selectman Liaison

The Conservation Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Chester Town Hall, 84 Chester Street, Chester, New Hampshire.

The meeting is used to review subdivision applications, wetlands permit applications, and other matters presented to the Commission for comment. The meeting is open to the public and input is encouraged. The meeting is televised. New and alternate members who wish to have a hand in the future of Chester and in the preservation of its natural resources and rural characteristics are welcomed.

Our goal is to help preserve and protect the natural resources of Chester.

Conservation Properties:

Forsaith Forest


Rockingham County Conservation District

Natural Resources Conservation Service

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Exeter River Local Advisory Committee

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services


Wetland Buffers: Facts, Functions, and the Regulatory Jungle

Next Meeting:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 7 PM – Rangeway Meeting Room

Meeting Minutes

FY 2017-2018

11/07/2017 – Minutes still in draft form

ConsCom Minutes October 10 2017 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes September 12 2017 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes August 8 2017 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes July 11 2017 – Approved

FY 2016-2017

ConsCom Minutes June 13 2017 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes May 9 2017 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes April 11 2017 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes March 21 2017 – Approved

02/14/2017 – No Meeting

ConsCom Minutes January 10 2017 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes December 13 2016 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes November 8 2016 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes October 11 2016 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes September 13 2016 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes August 9 2016 – Approved

ConsCom Minutes July 12 2016 – Still in Draft Form