Conservation Commission Highlights
2012 proved a fruitful year for the Conservation Commission below are some of the highlights:
First phase of logging was completed in The Fanny Mason Forest, progressing toward the objectives laid out for the forest.
Kim Goddu and Emily Horton-Hall, graduate students from Antioch University, examined existing water resources, prioritized these resources, and formulated “Drinking Water Protection Strategies – Town of Walpole” and presented their findings and recommendations to the planning board in May 2012.
Lew Shelley led two groups of SCA Crew Leaders in trail building and maintenance training and developed over 2000 feet of new trails leading from the Fanny Mason Annex and connecting onto the existing trail.
Work was performed on The Knapp Cranberry Meadow dam to bring it up to DES specifications.
Worked with The Monadnock Conservancy on the Great Brook Farm Easement, bringing 34 acres under a Conservation Easement, this is phase one of a potential three phase process.
Worked with The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and a private donor to acquire the 58 acre Faulkner property, place an easement on it and adjoin it to the existing High Blue Easement.
Filled both seats, plus an alternate, for both seats on the Wantastiquet Subcommittee of The Joint Rivers Commission.
We welcome all town residents to become familiar with all the town properties that are available for recreational activities and thanks the many volunteers that help maintain our current trails.
Tom Beaudry, Chair
Conservation Commission Members
Whitney R. Aldrich
Conservation Board Commission Minutes