Town of Sutton Selectmen Meeting Minutes


Sutton Conservation Commission


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Please note that the meeting is in-person and all visitors must wear masks.

  • Review minutes of December 8, 2021.


  • Financial Report

— Report of end-of-year budget status


  • Correspondence

— NHACC December eNews with news about efforts by other ConComs, a downloadable guide called “Engaging Landowners in Conservation”, training opportunities, grant info (NH Fish & Game Habitat Improvement Small Grants) and volunteer opportunities for Citizen Science with Treeversity and the Native Plant Trust.

— Email newsletter from Colby-Sawyer College community-based research team with updates on the Kezar Lake watershed analysis project.

— Updated edition of New Hampshire’s Municipal Conservation Commissions Handbook from NHACC

— Article on neonics pesticide threatens our environment

— Application period for 2022 NH Coverts Project Training

Forest Notes, magazine of the SPNHF, Autumn 2021 issue


  • Review of Wetland Applications and Issues

— Copy of letter from NHDES re: Forest Statutory Permit-by-Notification for S. Lord, T/L# 02-190-373.

— Copy of letter from NHDES re: Forest Statutory Permit-by-Notification for C. Courser, T/L# 05-815-136.

— Abutter notification letter for shoreland permit application from Susanne Smith-Meyer, PLA, ASLA for work at 9 Keyser St.


  • Review of Intents to Cut and Logging Issues

— S. Harkins, Meeting House Hill Road, T/L# 04-244-418, 4 acres out of 31.9, logger unknown.


  • Old Business

— Report on NHDOT response regarding I-89 paving project.

— Horse Beach parking plan update

— Report on 12/9 visit to KHR with Matt Tarr to discuss field management options.


  • New Business

— SCC Annual Report

— Salting roads adjacent to our lakes


  • Property Committee Report

— The “Pooled Timber Income Fund”

— Additional property reviews


  • Publicity


  • Trail Maintenance and Development

— Trail Advisory Committee Report

>Draft KHR hiking map review

>KHR donation system

>Installation of snowmobile signs, boundary markers, & volunteer help

>Snowmobile access to KHR for KHR property abutters

>Need for trail creation across top (western) boundary of KHR

>Making the Pocket Guide to Sutton’s hiking trails: the Webb/Crowell area


  • Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 6:30 PM.