The mission of the Conservation Commission is to serve the Guilford community to identify, inventory, foster education about, and help protect Guilford’s natural, scenic, recreational, historic, educational, cultural, architectural, agricultural, and archaeological resources for the public good. The commission shall help residents and town officials recognize the value of these resources and administer them for the benefit of future generations.
The Guilford Conservation Commission is dedicated to disseminating information about our natural resources and recommending ways to preserve them for future generations.
Conservation Commission Resources
The Conservation Commission meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Town Office. Members of the public are welcome.
Conservation Commissioners serve staggered 3-year terms and are appointed by the Selectboard. The Conservation Commission may make an inventory and conduct studies of the town’s natural resources, including air, surface waters, and ground waters; soils and their capabilities; mineral and other earth resources; streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands and floodplains; unique or fragile biologic sites; scenic and recreational resources; plant and animal life; prime agricultural and forest land; and other open lands. The Conservation Commission may administer municipal lands acquired to protect one of the above attributes. The Conservation Commission may also advise the Selectboard and the Planning Commission.
Important recent projects and activities include:
|Linda Hecker, Chair||2025|
|William Jewell, Vice Chair||2026|
|Karen Murphy, Secretary and Treasurer||2025|
|James Young, Emeritus|
|Michael Becker, Selectboard Liaison|