Farmington Conservation Commission

The Farmington Conservation Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Conservation Commission 2008 Report
In 2008, the conservation commission with the help of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways developed a conservation plan for the town identifying the goals and areas for future conservation easements/purchases that would facilitate those goals.~ Two priority areas were identified; the Town wellhead protection area and the areas identified in both The Land Conservation Plan for NH Coastal Watershed (Coastal Plan) and NH Fish and Game’s Wildlife Action Plan (WAP).~ The analysis conducted in the Coastal Plan determined that parts of this area contain high value forest ecosystems, as well as habitat that may support rare plants and/or exemplary natural communities.~ The WAP considers the entire southwest border of the Town as having significant clusters of high ranked habitat.~ A composite map of the Town was developed to reflect our conservation goals.~

The conservation commission is funded by the current use tax. ~The current use tax is the tax applied to land when it is taken out of current use.~ The idea is when land is developed; monies can be put toward other land to be conserved.~ When there is a decrease in building and sales of lands, as in 2008, there are fewer funds to spend.~ Instead of purchasing large parcels of land as in the past, the conservation commission has focused on conservation easements and land donations.~ A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a conservation or governmental organization that permanently limits the uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.~ In 2008, we have worked with local organizations like Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and Strafford Rivers Conservancy, as well as land owners to help put hundreds of acres in conservation by assisting with the costs of necessary surveys and other legal fees associated with easements and land donations.~

The Conservation Commission continues to seek new members.~ We currently meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 pm.~ The public is welcome

Respectfully submitted,
Kristie Holtz, Conservation Commission Chairman

Contact Farmington Conservation Commission

356 Main St.
Farmington, New Hampshire  03835
Phone: (603) 332-5259


Service Area

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  • Strafford County, New Hampshire

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