Conservation Commission

April 14th, 2020:  For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conservation Commission will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.  However, under the emergency provisions of RSA 91-A, this meeting will take place electronically.  It will be broadcast as usual on Channel 20, and shown live on the Town's cable tv streaming service - please go to and click "Watch Now".  If you would like to participate via the Zoom teleconferencing utility, please go to, or you may participate via telephone - dial (929) 436-2866; the meeting ID is 981 3061 7570.

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.

Meetings are used to review subdivision applications, wetlands permit applications, and other matters presented to the Commission for comment. Meetings are open to the public and input is encouraged. Meetings 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.

Commission Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
Victor Chouinard



Ted Broadwater



Kathleen Neff Ragsdale



Deborah Munson


Kristina Snyder


Rick Sibley


Aaron Hume



Selectman Liaison