Conservation Commission

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

Chairman

2025

Ted Broadwater

Vice Chairman

2025

Kathleen Neff Ragsdale

Treasurer

2024

Deborah Munson

Member

2023

Kristina Snyder

Member

2025

Rick Sibley

Member

2023

Nick Tranquillo

Member

2025

Eric McGowan

Alternate

2025

Selectman Liaison