Conservation Commission

Beginning in March of 2024 the Conservation Commission will now meet on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meetings will now begin at 6:30 PM and are held in the Town Office 2nd small meeting room, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road.

Click here for the Conservation Commission By-Laws 

Name Term Expiration
Robert W. Pollock - Acting Chairman 2025
Maurice M. Schofield 2024
Deborah Pendergast 2026
Timothy Young 2024
Lewis Mundy Shaw 2025

Conservation Commission's Open Space Plan

Click here for the Open Space Plan 

Enjoy the Outdoors

Conservation Area/Town Forest

Over the past two years the New Hampton Conservation Commission has been hard at work to restore to life the Kelley-Drake Conservation Area. A two-mile trail system had been constructed, complete with blazing and signage. The extensive Kelley-Drake farmstead cellar holes have been cleared and a kiosk installed, donated by the New Hampton Historical Society that describes the history of the property. It is well worth a visit to this historical site and natural resource, one of the earliest settled sites in New Hampton. Walk the trails, relax under a grove of trees and enjoy the natural beauty of this fantastic community owned property.

Click here for the Kelley Drake Farm Conservation brochure and trail map.

To get there: Take Sinclair Hill Rd., turn onto Kelley Pond Road.  Follow the trail signs and blazes to explore the forests and fields of this town owned property.

Natural Resources Mapping

The Natural Resource Inventory maps of New Hampton below are a result of several years of work. The Plymouth State University contracted with Dr. Rick Van de Poll of Ecosystem Management Consultants to do the work. Additional contributors were LRPC and GRANIT. Each map contains an explanation of the data sources used and the agencies and organizations from which the data was obtained. Wetlands maps were updated using recent aerial photos. A narrative to go with the maps, which explains the methods and findings, should be completed this summer.

Water Resources

Wetland Resources

Wetland Wildlife Habitat

Forest Resources

Upland Wildlife Habitat

Agricultural Resources

Co-occurrence Areas

New Hampton Projects to Protect More of the Lake Waukewan Watershed

Don and Pat Bergeron's Gift to New Hampton Expands Snake River Conservation Area
Press Release from March 2014

New Hampton Project Protects More of the Lake Waukewan Watershed
Press Release from July 2013

Click here for 2011 Snake River Natural Resources Press Release

Click here for the resulting Natural Resources Inventory of the Spear Property

Half Mile of River Frontage Gets New Conservation Protection
Press Release from 2010

2024 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Apr. 3, 2024            Agenda         Meeting Cancelled

Mar. 6, 2024           Agenda
Jan. 31, 2024         Agenda         Minutes
Jan. 9, 2024 (rescheduled to Tues. due to Budget Hearing)         Agenda       Minutes