2017 Update to the Conservation Open Space Plan

Click here for a pdf of the Open Space Plan Update. You can also view the plan with interactive maps by clicking here.

A map of the protected open space in the City of Concord can be viewed here.


The mission of the Conservation Commission is to promote, protect, manage, and develop for public use, the natural resources of the City of Concord. The main responsibilities of the Conservation Commission include:

  • Land Protection & Stewardship
  • Manage City’s Nature Trails
  • Management of the City forests
  • Review of wetland permits and conditional use permits related to disturbances of wetland buffers, shore land protection district, and buffers to bluffs
  • Conduct inventories and studies, and public outreach and education related to the City’s natural resources
  • Oversee Trails Subcommittee and Tree Subcommittee

The Conservation Commission page includes the member list, agendas, and minutes.

Trails Sub-Committee

The Trails Sub-Committee is a group of volunteer community members who meet monthly to provide updates on the condition and maintenance of the City’s trail system. Trail volunteers may clear existing trails, remove downed trees and brush, and report to City staff, the City’s forester, and/or Conservation Commission members on issues that may need to be addressed.

Contact the Planning office at (603)-225-8515 if you wish to become involved as a Trail volunteer.