The Effingham Conservation Commission (ECC), established in 1976, is a volunteer advisory board appointed by Town Selectmen. Our primary responsibility is to protect the natural resources of the community. The ECC supports and advises the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Adjustment on conservation issues. We assist landowners, review, and provide recommendations on wetland permit applications prior to forwarding the applications to the NHDES Wetlands Bureau. 

ECC’s duties include keeping an index of open spaces, watersheds, aquifers, forests and woodland environments. When possible, we work to control non-native invasive plants. The Commission stewards and monitors Town conservation properties. ECC maintains records of meetings and are available at the Town offices. 

The ECC believes our community is sustained by its natural landscapes, clean water, forests and varied habitats for animals and plants. ECC sees its mission as working to preserve, protect, and properly utilize these resources for present and future residents of Effingham.

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We meet on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30PM at the Town Offices.