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

2022

Ted Broadwater

Vice-Chairman

2022

Kathleen Neff Ragsdale

Treasurer

2021

Aaron Hume

2020

Deborah Munson

2020

Baron Richardson

2020

Kristina Snyder

2022

Rick Sibley

Alternate

2022

Chuck Myette

Selectman Liaison