Conservation Commission

    The Conservation Commission’s mission is to:

    • Recommend proper utilization and protection of the Town’s natural resources
    • Provide protection of the Town’s watershed resources
    • Map: Canaan Conservation Easement Properties

    What it can do:

    • The Commission catalogs the natural resources of the Town and explores issues and management strategies for those resources.
    • The Commission makes recommendations to the Selectmen and to the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development for the better utilization of the Town’s resources.
    • The Commission may accept gifts of money and/or property, subject to the Selectmen’s approval, that will be used to further the Commission’s mission.
    • The Commission may also acquire property, water rights or development rights to further its mission.

    Contact Information:

    The Conservation Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the Month at 6:30pm at the Healthfirst Family Center Conference room- 18 Roberts Road.

    Chair: Cody Hussey – January 2027

    Co-Chair: Bill Chabot – April 2027

    Giovanna Lepore – January 2027

    Len Reitsma – April 2025

    Alisa Kline – August 2025


    Elizabeth Chabot – January 2027

    Noel Everts – January 2026

    Alice Schori – January 2026

    Selectboard Representative: Sadie Wells

    The Nature Hut is located in the Town Forest along Rt 4. The Town Forest is a unique forested wetland, whose topography changes with the season. It is also an important nesting area for the endangered Canada Warbler. 

    Parking is on the north side of Rt 4, in the pull off, located approximately 1/2 mile west of Lafortune Rd. The trail from the parking area to the hut is 1/2 mile in length. There are also three shorter trails which begin & end at the hut. 

    The Nature Hut was built by volunteers from the Conservation Commission and Mascoma High School.