Our next meeting is November 9, 2017
4th Saturday Hike Series - October 28, 2017 TBD
Front Doors to the Outdoors Project: town trails network and Pedestrian Connectivity Map
The Milford Conservation Commission was established by Town vote in 1968 and functions under the authority of NH RSA (Revised Statute Annotated) 36:A.
Our Mission. Milford Conservation Commission promotes the conservation, protection and sound management of Milford’s natural resources for current and future generations. The Commission seeks to balance the community’s immediate needs and desires with responsible long-term use and protection of the environment. As appointed stewards, we educate and encourage the public to make wise decisions about land use.
Who We Are
The seven members and several alternates of the conservation commission are volunteer citizens of Milford. We have a common goal, to educate ourselves and the town's residents to understand and appreciate the natural environment. We inventory, oversee and plan for the protection of the town's natural resources. These resources include the river and streams, the wetlands and wildlife, forests, trails and open space. The commission advises the other town boards, developers and landowners in the protection of the natural treasures in Milford.
What We Do
Our activities can be generally divided into the following categories: land protection and management, interaction with the Wetlands Bureau, natural resources inventory, advisory capacity to other Town Boards, and education.
- The commission was instrumental in establishing five town forests. It continues to manage these town forests: caring for the continued health of the forest community, building and maintaining public trails, and monitoring property lines.
- Assist property owners to protect their land for the future with conservation easements. The commission is a nonprofit which accepts gifts of land that support our mission.
- Review requests for wetland disturbances from property owners and developers, giving our recommendations to the applicant and the state Wetlands Bureau for reducing the impacts.
- Attend workshops and seminars to gain the tools to better do our job.
- Sponsor programs and events to educate ourselves, the public, town boards and other local commissions
- Work with private and state organizations, college students and local residents to improve our skills in habitat management.
- Wrote our Conservation plan. This document is valuable to us and to the town as a planning tool for the future.