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Conservation Commission
New London, New Hampshire 03257

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We encourage you to explore the Commission's website.  Our goal is to provide information about the many ways in which we can all work together to study, protect, and enjoy New London's exceptional natural resources. 

  Conservation Commission Objectives

The Conservation Commission's overall objective is to develop and lead programs and activities to reasonably protect and expand the significant and diverse natural resources in the Town of New London in order to maximize the enjoyment of these resources by all current and future residents and visitors.

Detail concerning the defined mission, major activities, and membership of the Commission can be found in the About section.

  Upcoming Events

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT WORK AT THE LOW PLAIN TRAIL***
WINTER of 2017

The New London Conservation Commission, as part of the Low Plain Stewardship Program, has contracted loggers to do tree harvesting at the Esther Currier Wildlife Management Area at Low Plain. THIS WORK WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th and will, at times, require the closing of the Rte. 11 (Andover Road) end of the trail and its parking area. Signs will be posted to inform visitors when work is being done and no hiking or parking at this end of the trail will be permitted during those times. Access to Davis Path will still be available from the Mountian Road end of the trail.

The Stewardship Program is designed to enhance wildlife activity at Low Plain and improve the overall healthy of the land and pond. Your cooperation during this process is greatly appreciated.


FEBRUARY 18, 2017 at 3:30 PM

As part of New London's 2017 Winter Carnival, the New London Conservation Commission is hosting a snowshoe hike at Knights Hill Park. The hike will start at 3:30 PM at the County Road Knights Hill Park entrance. We will take a one hour tour through the Park. Free rentals are available, first come, first serve, from Village Sports. All are welcome! Contact Mark Vernon, mtvernon@tds.net, for more information.

  Conservation Commission News

  • News -  The Conservation Commission is always working to improve and expand conservation land and trails around town.
    Please click on the link above to get full details on the latest projects.
  • Trail Patch Program -  The Commission recently developed a program whereby hikers can earn a patch to recognize the completion of all trails maintained by the commission.  A description of the program and guidelines are available in the trails section.
  • Invasives - The Commission has developed a Homeowner's Guide to Control of Japanese Knotweed, a particularly troublesome invasive established in the region.  The Education section provides a link to this guide as well as additional links concerning invasives.
  • Meeting Minutes - Minutes from prior Commission meetings are available via this link at the Town of New London website.
  • Recent Projects - Explore materials regarding current Commission projects.

Notices / Upcoming Events

 

New London's Natural Resources include many high quality lakes, streams, forested acres and open vistas that are the focus of the New London Conservation Commission's activities. 

Above is a view of the Lower Cascade as seen from the Great Brook Trail.  This trail one of several trails maintained by the Commission with the assistance of many trail adopters and trail maintenance volunteers. 

The trail system in New London is exceptional and consists of over 26 miles of trails of varied length and difficulty.  Visit the Trails section to view a description and map of each trail.  Avid hikers are rewarded with the patch below.  Click here for details.

Hiking Patch