Conservation Commission

  About the Commission

 The City of Laconia's Conservation Commission was established in August of 1987 for "the proper utilization and protection of natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources in the City". The Conservation Commission consists of 5 members, up to 3 alternate members, and advisory members. This five member volunteer Commission, appointed by the City Council, is responsible for public outreach and education as well as managing the city-owned conservation lands. 

For information on how the Commission conducts business, please visit the Conservation Commission Rules of Procedure. For information about becoming a member, alternate member, or advisory member for the Laconia Conservation Commission, please contact the Planning Department


 The Conservation Commission is responsible for the following:

  • Preservation and protection of lands in the interest of wildlife and habitats, water quality, and outdoor recreation.
  • Site plan review of Planning Board applications with environmental impacts and concerns - including, but not limited to, wetlands and their buffers, shoreland impacts, rivers and streams, and steep slopes.
  • Review of NHDES wetland permits for compliance with local wetland and shoreland regulations. Please keep in mind that the Conservation Commission acts as an advisory group only.
  • Education and outreach regarding environmental issues and opportunities. 

Helpful Resources

For inquiries please email or call the Conservation Technician or Planning Department at 603-527-1264 or at .

Conservation Commission Members

Name Position
Dean Anson Chairman
Deborah Williams Vice Chair
Michael Foote Member
Lisa Morin Member
Richard Ball Alternate Member
Robert Harrington Alternate Member
Gail Ober Planning Board Advisory Member
Vacant City Council Advisory Member