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Town Hall
100 Winnacunnet Rd
Hampton, NH 03842
Phone: 603-929-5808
Fax: 603-929-2941

Hampton Conservation Commission

Welcome to the Hampton Conservation Commission’s website!

The Hampton Conservation Commission was formed to protect and preserve the existing freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and wetland buffers in Hampton. It is in the public interest to protect the valuable functions these areas serve, such as providing habitats for fish, wildlife and flora; groundwater protection; storm water control; nutrient and pollution filtering; and recreation and aesthetic enjoyment.

Commission Members
Jay Diener (Chair)
Peter Tilton, Jr. (Vice-Chair)

Sharon Raymond
Barbara Renaud (Financial Administrator)
Diane Shaw
Gordon Vinther
Anthony Ciolfi (alternate)
Lori Mattimore (alternate)

Dan O'Connor (alternate)
Nathan Page (alternate)
Pat Swank (alternate)

Conservation Coordinator
Rayann Dionne
Office Hours: M-W

Conservation Commission Meetings
When: Fourth Tuesday each Month
Where: Town Hall
Time: 7:00 pm
Open to the public









  Rain Garden Cost Share Grant

 Preparing for Climate Change


Wetland Conservation District Zoning Ordinance



Preparing for Climate Change

     Preparing for Climate Change This project is led by a local steering committee including Residents and Town Officials of Hampton, Hampton Falls, Seabrook and members of the Seabrook-Hamptons Estuary Alliance. There is no cost to the communities participating. This project is funded by a federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded …

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Permit Determination

Are you working near a pond, wetland, stream, salt marsh, or the ocean? Then you need to determine which permits are needed before any work begins If your property abuts a salt mash, pond, stream or mucky area; if there is standing water at any time of the year within 50 feet of your project; …

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Permitting Process

Completing the Town Special Permit Application Town Special Permit (click to access a copy of the permit) Application Requirements 1.      Design/Plot Plan – Bird’s eye view of your property 2.      Plan must include the following features a.       Lot corners b.      Edge of the wetland or Highest Observable Tide Line (HOTL) c.       Include the following structures …

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Public Access & Conservation

Understanding Conservation Easements List of Easements and Public Lands What is a Conservation Easement? A conservation easement is a voluntary, legally binding agreement that limits certain types of uses or prevents development from taking place on a piece of property now and in the future, while protecting the property’s ecological or open-space values. (RSA 477:45-47) …

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News and Events

ATTENTION – READ ALL ABOUT IT! Batchelder Farm Toured The Hampton's Conservation Commission chairwoman named "Conservationist of the Year" by Coastal Conservation Association of New Hampshire Commission gets $25K grant for Ice Pond Keeping the Ice Pond Clear A Great Summer Job!                                    …

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Helpful Resources and Links

Tidal/Salt Water A Volunteer's Handbook for Monitoring NH's Salt Marshes Common Salt Marsh Plants in NH Functions and Values of a Salt Marsh Life in New Hampshire Salt Marshes – A Quick-Reference Field Guide Phragmites Factsheet Threats to the Salt Marsh Environment What is a Mudflat? What is a Salt Marsh? What is a Sand …

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Open Space Committee

  Mission Statement It is the mission of this committee to conserve and acquire open space lands, forested lands, freshwater wetlands, tidal marshlands and farmlands in Hampton thus ensuring their protection through good stewardship and land conservation.  The intended use of such lands includes: passive recreation, common space, woodland, farmland and preservation lands.   Function The …

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Soak Up the Rain Hampton – Promoting Green Infrastructure

"Using green infrastructure to protect and restore clean water in our local rivers, streams, estuaries, and ocean" WHAT IS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE? Green infrastructure is a general name given to an approach using environmentally friendly techniques to stormwater management. Examples of green infrastructure include: rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs, dry wells, and pervious pavers or …

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