Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217

Voice: 603.968.4432
Fax: 603.968.3776

Ashland NH Conservation Commission

INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS
MAPS DOCUMENTS USEFUL SITES MINUTES

MEMBERS OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

Walter Durack,Chairperson (term expires 2018)
Kathleen DeWolfe, Vice Chairperson (term expires 2019)
Harold Lamos Secretary (term expires 2017), and Liaison to Board of Selectmen
Amanda Loud (term expires 2017)
[Vacant Position]

MEETINGS and CONTACT

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 conservation@ashland.nh.gov.

INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT

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)

Invasive Plants (UNH Cooperative Extension) -- includes identification, reporting and disposal of invasives.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS

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:

http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/lrm/documents/got-permits.pdf

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.

DOCUMENTS

MAPS

USEFUL SITES

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

MINUTES OF MEETINGS

2017

January 25, 2017

2016

December 28, 2016              November 30, 2016               October 26, 2016
September 28, 2016             August 24, 2016                     July 27, 2016
June 22, 2016                       May 25, 2016                         April 9, 2016
March 17, 2016                     February 17, 2016                 January 20, 2016

2013-2015

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