Purpose / Charge
The Conservation Commission was established for the purposes described in RSA Chapter 36-A:2, namely for the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources of the City of Lebanon, including but not limited to watershed resources, as elaborated in NH RSA 36-A:2.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
Additional duties and responsibilities of the Commission include:
- Stewardship of Lebanon conservation lands.
- Open space planning.
- Wetland permit review.
- Education as to the importance of natural resource preservation and open space protection.
- Coordination of volunteer programs and special projects.
Agendas, Minutes, and Media
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Media recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval. View Agendas, Minutes, and Media.
Meeting Time and Date
To contact the Conservation Commission, please use our Boards and Committees Contact Form.
The Commission is comprised of seven regular members, four alternates, and a City Council representative as follows:
- Sarah Riley, Regular Member
Term Expires: August 2021
- Susan Almy
Term Expires: January 2024
- Suellen Balestra
Alternate, Term Expires: July 2021
- George Sykes
Alternate Council Representative
- Erling Heistad
- Don Lacey
Term Expires: June 2023
- Ernst Oidtmann, Chair
Term Expires: May 2023
- Darla Bruno, Alternate
Term Expires: September 2022
- Bruce James, Regular
Term Expires: October 2022
- Christopher Johnson, Regular
Term Expires: December 2022
- Barbara Hirai, Alternate
Term Expires: January 2023
- Megan Smith, Alternate
Term Expires: August 2024
- Mark Goodwin
City Staff Representative
View resources and information provided by the Lebanon Conservation Commission.
Learn more about programs related to conservation in the City of Lebanon and ways you can participate and/or volunteer.
There are approximately 2,000 acres of conservation land owned by the City of Lebanon, including more than 21 miles of trail on these properties. Map and property descriptions are available for each.