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Conservation Commission

Members are:

Term expires:

Alison Cloutier

2016

Eric Fiegenbaum - Chair

2015

Katherine Frid - Secretary

2014

Indulis Gleske

2016

John Crooks

2014

Natural Resource Inventories (NRI) - a natural resources inventory lists and describes important, naturally occurring resources within a given locality.
Click here for a page with links about NRI’s.

  In 2005 the Madbury Conservation Commission was awarded a NH State Conservation Commission Grant. The Moose Plate Grant was for Trail Enhancement and Conservation Awareness, and was completed in June of 2007.  Three products of the grant are available for download as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. 

  (Using the Adobe Reader (click here for free download) one can view and print the documents from different operating systems to almost any printer.   Reader can shrink or enlarge the document to print to many paper sizes, and one can also print just chosen views of a document. This feature can be used to print enlarged views of particular sections of a map.)

    Kingman Farm - Madbury Town Hall Trails Map (.75MB).  Originally designed in color for 13x19” printing, prints well to 8.5x11”.  A limited number of copies are available at the Town Hall and the Madbury Public Library.
    SCCTownHallKingmanTrailsMap2007

    Quick Nature Trail Guide (1.2MB) Designed in B&W for legal size paper (8.5x14”).  A limited number of copies are available at the Town Hall and the Madbury Public Library.
    QuickNatureTrailGuide

    Nature Trail Guide, booklet that can be used with the map above. It is formatted for printing as 5.5 x 8.5. A limited number of hardcopies are available for “borrowing” at the Town Hall and the Madbury Public Library.
    KingmanNatureTrailGuideRevised2007

MoosePlate

  The Moose Plate Grant Project included the relocating of trail and the building of puncheons (boardwalks) to avoid wet areas. Trees were planted and water bars installed on eroding slopes. Workshops on insects, birds of prey, invasive species, and conservation easements were conducted by outside experts.  A new trail map of the Town Hall and Kingman Farm trails was developed. A Nature Guide, originally developed and published by the University of New Hampshire, was updated and reprinted. Books on trail construction and maintenance, plant and animal identification, and environmental awareness were purchased and donated to the Madbury Public Library.

WoodTrailMap  Besides the members of the Conservation Commission, several outside individuals and groups participated in the project. Beth Hanson, UNH student, worked on the trail guide and helped gather educational material and arranged for a speaker. Steve Eisenhaure, Woodlands Manager at the UNH Woodland Office, consulted on trail mapping and construction. Peter DeSantis, from the Southern NH Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association arranged and expertly guided a trail construction day. Dave Field, Dover resident and “adopter of trails”, marked and set nature trail posts, and made a wood burned version of the nature trail map for the trailhead. Craig Seaver, past Conservation Commission Chair, installed Dave’s map.

  We would also like to acknowledge the support of the Selectmen of the Town of Madbury; Bill Trumble, Dean, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire; Dennis Harrington, Principal of the Moharimet Elementary School; and the staff at the Madbury Public Library.

  Finally, our thanks to the NH State Conservation Commission for funding this project. We believe we have accomplished the shared goals of protecting, restoring and enhancing a local natural resource that is benefiting Madbury and the surrounding community.

Madbury Conservation Commission

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