Belmont Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission was established by the voters of the Town of Belmont on March 18, 1967, in accordance with the provisions of NH RSA Chapter 36-A for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources of the Town. Natural resources include the air, land, surface and ground waters, fish, wildlife, plants, wetlands, soils, minerals, and scenic quality. Rules of Administrative Procedure have been adopted to guide the Commission process.


  • Conduct research (studies) into local land and water areas and seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial town bodies organized for similar purposes.
  • Keep an index (inventory) of all open space and natural, aesthetic or ecological areas, with the plan of obtaining information pertinent to proper utilization of such areas, including lands owned by the State or lands owned by the Town.
  • Keep accurate records of its meetings and actions and shall file an annual report, which shall be printed, in the annual Town Report.
  • Advise the Selectmen, Planning Board and other local boards on all conservation matters.
  • Receive gifts of money and property, both real and personal, in the name of the town, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, such gifts to be managed and controlled by the Commission for the purposes set forth.
  • Acquire, in the name of the town and subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, by gift, purchase or otherwise the fee in such land or water rights, or any lesser interest as may be necessary to conserve and properly utilize open spaces and other land and water areas within the town, and manage and control the same, but the commission shall not have the right to condemn property for these purposes.
  • Manage all natural resources on all town-owned conservation areas. By action of the voters at the March 12, 1994, town meeting the Commission is specifically charged with the management of the Town Forest.
  • Advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets necessary for the Commission's work.
  • Review all Dredge and Fill applications submitted to the Wetlands Bureau in accordance with applicable Rules and, if necessary, request to intervene in the Bureau's review of said project in accordance with RSA 482-A:11.
  • Review all earth excavation and other applications submitted to the Planning Board for approval.
  • Appoint such clerks and sub-committees as it may from time to time require.


  • Consult with property owners regarding methods and values of preserving land.
  • Consult with property owners regarding wetlands permitting process and best management practices regarding development or construction projects.
  • Consult with the NH Department of Environmental Services regarding wetlands issues within the Town of Belmont.



The Conservation Commission meets monthly. Their schedule may be confirmed with the Land Use Office. Agendas and minutes are also available.

Contact Belmont Conservation Commission

Contact Belmont Conservation Commission

143 Main Street
P.O. Box 310
Belmont, New Hampshire  03220
Phone: (603) 267-8300 EXT. 19
Fax: (603) 267-8307


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Belknap County, New Hampshire