Town of Alton

Official Website of Alton, New Hampshire

Conservation Commission

The role of the Conservation Commission, as defined by State Statute, is to ensure the protection and proper utilization of the natural resources in the Town, including the Town's watershed resources. The Commission makes site visits to provide advice regarding compliance with state laws and regulations that pertain to natural resources. The Commission also reviews and comments on all dredge and fill applications, permits by notification, minimum impact expedited, after-the-fact permits. The Commission makes site visits and reports to the NH Dept. of Environmental Services (NHDES) when they become aware of violations of state law and regulations or if the Commission has concerns about certain activities.


The Conservation Commission is comprised of seven regular members who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and includes a representative from the Board of Selectmen. The Commission meets twice a month on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. in the Alton Town Hall. Items to be considered on their agenda must be received by the Town Clerk one week prior to the meeting date.


  • Gene Young - Chairman (2023)
  • Russ Wilder - Member (2024)
  • Tom Diveny - Member (2024)
  • Dana Rhodes - Member (2025)
  • Earl Bagley - Member (2025)
  • David Mank - Member (2025)
  • Andrew Morse - Selectmen's Representative

NRI Maps

Final Natural Resource Inventory Report - 2022
Alton Agriculture Soils
Alton Conservation Lands
Alton Developed Land Cover
Alton Floodplains
Alton Forest Soils
Alton Groundwater Resources - NRD
Alton Groundwater Resources
Alton Historic Resources
Alton NHB
Alton Ranked Wildlife Habitat
Alton Recreation Resources
Alton Scenic Resources
Alton Steep Slopes
Alton Unfragmented Lands - Open Space
Alton Water Resources
Alton Wetland Resources
Alton Wildlife Habitat

Conservation-Related Reports and Data

Associated Files

GPFT Management Plan 2023
2021 Valuation of Lake Winnipesaukee
Merrymeeting LLRM Report
Interpretation of LLRM Report
Merrymeeting River & Lake
Watershed Management Plan
2020 Merrymeeting River Water Quality Testing
Merrymeeting River phosphorus data 2019-20
2019 Water Quality Testing in the Merrymeeting Watershed
Assessment of Chlorophyll-a and Phosphorus
in New Hampshire Lakes
for Nutrient Criteria Development
Mill Pond Memo and Matrix Sept 2020
Mill Pond BMP Matrix Sept 2020
Mill Pond Technical Memo
Supplement to WMP Mill Pond
Natural Resource Inventory
Mill Pond BMP recommendations
Powdermill Fish Hatchery EPA permit 2020
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