Conservation Commission

Free Topo Maps (vetted safe)

National Geographic has recently created a page that provide the USPS Topological Maps of the entire United States as downloadables in a format that makes it easy for printing. This is a great resource for anyone who loves to use the outdoors and we have plenty of that in Bradford. Here is a sample of one page in our area (this has been reduced in resolution for the website):

Conservation Commission Minutes 02.21.17

Bradford Conservation Commission Draft Meeting Minutes February 21, 2017, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library Present: George Beaton, Seth Benowitz, J Ann Eldridge, Meg Fearnley, Patty Furness, Scott MacLean, Brooks McCandlish Secretary’s Report: The draft meeting minutes of January 17, 2017 were reviewed and accepted as read. Treasurer’s Report: Meg stated $2.39 interest was earned on account in January 2017. Saving Special Places 2017: Registration for workshops is now open for this annual land conservation conference. It will take place on Saturday, April 8 in Alton at Prospect Mountain High School. Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series:The schedule is out, and programs in this author’s series will include big trees (3/7), NH rattlesnakes (3/21), the hurricane of ’38 (3/28), and wildflowers (4/4). Due…
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Conservation Commission Minutes 01.17.17

Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes January 17, 2017, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library Present: George Beaton, Seth Benowitz, Nathanial Bruss, J Ann Eldridge, Meg Fearnley, Patty Furness, Scott MacLean, Brooks McCandlish Secretary’s Report: The minutes of December 20, 2016 were reviewed and accepted as read. Treasurer’s Report: Meg stated that the remaining $40.37 of the 2016 budget was transferred into the Land Protection Fund. Saving Special Places 2017: This annual land conservation conference will take place on Saturday, April 8 in Alton, NH at Prospect Mountain High School. Registration will be open in mid February. Natural Resources Conservation Service: The NRCS is expanding targeted conservation efforts for wildlife that depend on agricultural land for food and habitat. Grants are available…
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Conservation Commission Minutes 12.20.16

Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes 20 December 2016, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library Present: George Beaton, Seth Benowitz, Nathanial Bruss, J Ann Eldridge, Meg Fearnley, Patty Furness, Brooks McCandlish. Secretary’s Draft Report: The minutes from 15 November 2016 were reviewed and accepted as read. Treasurer’s Report: The remaining $88.13 of the 2016 budget will be used to purchase nails for use in the Bog boardwalk repair. Saving Special Places 2017: This annual NH land conservation conference will take place on Saturday, 8 April in Alton, NH. Natural Resources Conservation Service: The NRCS is expanding targeted conservation efforts for wildlife that depend on agriculture benefit from conservation and rural land management, and grant funding is available in this effort. Applications may…
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Conservation Commission Minutes 11.15.16

Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes 15 November 2016, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library Present: George Beaton, Seth Benowitz, Nathanial Bruss, J Ann Eldridge, Meg Fearnley, Scott MacLean, Brooks McCandlish. Minutes from Oct 18 meeting reviewed and accepted. Meg presented the Treasurer’s report. Budget items: – We need to get the bill from John McDonald for boards used in Bog boardwalk repair. – Trail maps need to be reprinted. There is money for this remaining in this year’s budget; Ann will pursue. Ann, George, & Seth went to the NHACC annual meeting on Nov 12. Reports on various workshops were given. Ann went to Ausbon Sargent Chairpersons Roundtable. Some items discussed: – A statewide wetland buffer is being considered. NHACC is…
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Conservation Commission Minutes 10.18.16

Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes 18 October 2016, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library Present: George Beaton, Seth Benowitz, Nathanial Bruss, J Ann Eldridge, Meg Fearnley, Scott MacLean, Brooks McCandlish. Budget due this Friday. Discussed budget needs for the coming year. Settled on a figure to request: $916. This is a $30 increase over the current budget, due to inadequate funding for attending conferences in the current budget. Discussed Conservation Commission’s part in funding the Payne easement. Approved immediate expenditure of up to $5,000, if necessary. Kept open the possibility of additional funding depending upon developments in the project and future needs. Ann will attend a meeting about funding with other parties to the project on Friday, Oct 21. Discussed Boardwalk…
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Conservation Commission Minutes 09.20.16

Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes 20 September 2016, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library Present: George Beaton, Seth Benowitz, Nathanial Bruss, J Ann Eldridge, Patty Furness, Scott MacLean, Brooks McCandlish. Secretary’s Draft Report: The draft meeting minutes were amended to reflect the addition of Brooks McCandlish among those present. The minutes were accepted as read with that correction. Treasurer’s Report: There is $396 remaining in the 2016 budget. A portion of that will be used to reimburse those members wishing to attend the annual conference and for annual repairs to the Bog Boardwalk. NH Association of Conservation Commissions Annual Meeting: This conference will take place on Saturday, 12 November, 2016 at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, NH. The featured speaker will be…
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Conservation Commission Minutes 08.16.16

Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes 16 August, 2016, 7pm at Brown Memorial Library Present: Seth Benowitz, Nathanial Bruss, J Ann Eldridge, Patty Furness, Brooks McCandlish Secretary’s Report: The draft minutes of 7/19/16 were accepted as read. Treasurer’s Report: The report was not read due to the absence of the treasurer. Lumber Barn Expansion: NH DEA Shoreland approval has been given; however, the expansion is on hold. Davis Road, Map 22/Lot 16 Variance Appeal: There is a proposal to raze a home at this location (41 ft. from the shoreline and non-conforming) and relocate it at a 50 ft. setback from the shoreline. The current setback requirement is 75 ft. The owner contends that conforming to the setback would have more…
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Bradford Conservation Commission – Warner River Meeting 08.31.16

The Warner River Nomination Committee consisting of representatives from the towns of Contoocook, Webster, Warner, Sutton, Bradford and from several local agencies, will meet August 31, 2016 at 7PM at the Warner Town Hall. Contact Scott MacLean of the Bradford Conservation Committee for questions at 938-2302.