The Hampstead Conservation Commission is an all-volunteer group which is appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It operates under the auspices of New Hampshire RSA 36-A, which empowers the Conservation Commission to provide "for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources of said city or town." The Commission also manages the Town Forest as per RSA 31:112.
The Commission is the only local board specifically charged to protect the natural resources of the town, and as such provides a focal point within town government for environmental concerns.
The Hampstead Conservation Commission serves as an advisory board to the NH State Wetlands Bureau and the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.
- Conservation land stewardship;
- Trails and property maintenance;
- Further land acquisitions;
- Further land easement acquisitions;
- Dredge and fill application reviews;
- Sponsor and organize conservation oriented events;
- Promote awareness of our conservation properties.