Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217
|INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT||ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS|
Walter Durack,Chairperson (term expires 2018)
[Open Position] (term expires 2019)
Harold Lamos Secretary (term expires 2020), and Liaison to Board of Selectmen
Amanda Loud (term expires 2019)
The Ashland Conservation Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (subject to change) at 6:30 pm at the Ashland Town Hall. The minutes of the meetings are posted below.
The Conservation Commission welcomes comments and questions. Email us at email@example.com.
Non-native invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed (also known as "bamboo") and Oriental Bittersweet are not only a problem for homeowners and the community, but also for the environment. They grow in less than optimal conditions crowding out native plants, obscuring road sightlines, twining around utility poles and may even cause structural damage to homes and outbuildings. The timeline for best management is in late May or early June before the plant's flowering time and again in the Fall to remove any of the new Summer growth.
Please click the links provided to help identify these plants, methods to manage and control their growth and important tips of proper disposal of the removed plants. Please contact the Conservation Commission with any questions or concerns.
Japanese Knotweed, Herbaceous Weed Control (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Japanese Knotweed Fact Sheet (NH Department of Agriculture)
Methods for Disposing Non-Native Invasive Plants (UNH Cooperative Extension)
NH Guide to Upland Invasive Species (NH Department of Agriculture)
Are you planning a construction project as a homeowner or a contractor? If so, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) may require you to file permit(s) for the work. To help you determine what permits are required, please see their "Got Permits?" chart:
Please note, even if your project does not require a permit, there may be DES guidelines you must follow during construction. It is your responsibility to understand these requirements. Contact DES with specific questions.
Grafton County Conservation District www.graftonccd.org
Lakes Region Planning Commission www.lakesrpc.org
NH Association of Conservation Commissions www.nhacc.org
NH Audubon www.nhaudubon.org
NH Department of Environmental Services www.des.nh.gov
NH Department of Resources & Economic Development www.dred.state.nh.us
NH Fish and Game www.wildlife.state.nh.us
Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee www.lakesrpc.org/PRLAC/
Plymouth State University Center for the Environment www.plymouth.edu/cfe
Society for the Protection of NH Forests www.forestsociety.org
Squam Lakes Association www.squamlakes.org
Squam Lakes Conservation Society www.squamlakes.com
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center www.nhnature.org
UNH Cooperative Extension -- Grafton County http://extension.unh.edu/Counties/Grafton/Grafton.htm
December 16, 2015 November 11, 2015
June 10, 2015 May 13, 2015
April 8, 2015 March 19, 2015
February 11, 2015 January 14, 2015
December 10, 2014 August 20, 2014
May 21, 2014 April 9, 2014
February 12, 2014 January 8, 2014
February 13, 2013 January 9, 2013