Conservation Commission

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING MEETINGS:
Due to Covid-19, the Conservation Commission may meet in person, via Zoom, or have a hybrid combination of both. Please see the agenda, which will indicate the meeting platform and how the public can access/view, and make comment in the meeting. 

Proposed Amendments to WC and SP Districts

The Conservation Commission voted to support proposed amendments to the Wetlands Conservation and Water Quality and Shoreland Protection Ordinances on December 12, 2020, and will be going before the Planning Board and City Council for review and Public Hearing in early 2021.

The draft amendments can be found on the Zoning Department page, under the section titled "Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments"

Conservation Commission Schedule

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

TO BE ADDED TO AN AGENDA, PLEASE SUBMIT MATERIALS A WEEK IN ADVANCE OF A CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

Conservation Commission Members

Name Position Term End
Dean Anson Chairman 2023
Deborah Williams Vice Chair 2021
Michael Foote Member 2021
Lisa Morin Member 2022
Marnie Schulz Member 2024
Wesley Bates Alternate Member 2023
Harrison Haas Alternate Member 2024
Vacant Alternate Member  
Stacy Soucy Planning Board Advisory Member -
Vacant City Council Advisory Member -
The Conservation Commission consists of 5 members, up to 3 alternate members, and advisory members. For information about becoming a member, alternate member, or advisory member for the Laconia Conservation Commission, please contact the Planning Department. 
 

About the Commission


The City of Laconia's Conservation Commission was established in August of 1987 to promote and preserve the areas natural resources, and to protect and manage the City's watershed resources and wildlife habitat areas. This seven member volunteer Commission, appointed by the City Council, is responsible for public outreach and education as well as managing the City owned conservation lands.

The Laconia Conservation Commission invites all private owners, developers, and other interested parties that would like to protect their open space lands for future generations to contact the Laconia Conservation Technician.

For information on how the Commission conducts business, visit the Conservation Commission Rules of Procedure.

Responsibilities


The Conservation Commission is responsible for:
  • The preservation and protection of lands and forests for wildlife, water quality, and recreation in the City of Laconia.
  • Review of site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with state and local wetlands and shore land regulations. 
  • Recommendation conveyance to the City Planning Board for new projects moving through the City planning process in relation to environmental impacts and concerns. 
  • Outreach and education to the public concerning various environmental issues and information. 
  • ALL APPLICANTS FOR WETLAND CUPs:  Please keep in mind that the Conservation Commission only acts in an advisory position and has no judiciary capabilities. 

Helpful Resources


For inquiries please email or call the Conservation Technician or Planning Department at 603-527-1264.