Peterborough Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission generally meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7PM in the Town House. Please check the web calendar (the tab is located on the left side of this website) or call the Administration Office at 924-8000 x.101 for exact dates and times, as meeting times may occasionally change.

The members of the Conservation Commission are as follows:

  • John Patterson, alternate
  • Bryn Dumas
  • Gwen Jones
  • John Kerrick
  • David Enos
  • John Trautwein
  • Francie Von Mertens
  • Robert Wood
  • Dwight Woods, alternate
  • Elizabeth Thomas, Select Board Liaison

The Conservation Commission is primarily an advisory and educational body, although in recent years it has taken on substantial additional responsibilities regarding development proposal review and monitoring and management of town-owned open space lands.


Core Responsibilities:


  1. Establish and maintain a natural resources inventory of the Town, with emphasis upon special and sensitive areas.  This inventory can then be utilized in evaluating proposed development, adjusting the Open Space section of the Master Plan and for education purposes.

  1. Community Education.  Working with the Office of Community Development, the Planning Board, the Economic Development Authority, the Select Board and others, to promote conservation values.  The Commission has sponsored or co-sponsored many public workshops on environmental issues.  The Commission also often works directly with individual land owners to encourage wise stewardship of special environmental areas.

  1. Monitor conservation easements and open space lands of the Town, and advise the Town Administrator, Select Board, Office of Community Development, and Public Works Director of actions that should be taken to properly preserve, protect and enhance these environmental areas.

  1. Development Review.  The Conservation Commission is not a regulatory body such as the Planning Board or Zoning Board.  However the Commission does have a formal responsibility to provide comment on proposed wetland alterations.  In recent years the Planning Board, OCD  and Select Board have encouraged increased input from the Commission on a variety of development and zoning issues


Contact Peterborough Conservation Commission

Contact Peterborough Conservation Commission

1 Grove Street
Peterborough, New Hampshire  03458
Phone: (603) 924-8000 x 101


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Hillsborough County, New Hampshire