Towns have limited resources to conserve land. A conservation plan or land conservation selection criteria can help your conservation commission prioritize projects to pursue for permanent land conservation. This is also a proactive approach to protect key resources ahead of time. A community conservation plan will help you educate landowners, new commission members, other town officials, and the general public about important natural resources in your community. It will also demonstrate to potential funding entities that you are operating in a professional manner. You can work with your local land trust or regional planning commission to develop your town’s conservation priorities and see how they fit in with regional initiatives.
- NH Land Trust Coalition - to find your local land trust
- NH Association of Conservation Commissions
- NH Association of Regional Planning Commissions - to find your local Planning Commission
- Conserving Your Land - Options for New Hampshire Landowners (2019)