Commission Celebrates 50 years

The Conservation Commission celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2021, and prepared a report to City Council to summarize their accomplishments over the past 50 years. Click here to read the report

2021 Trail Plan

A Trail Plan was adopted in 2021. Visit the Trail Plan page for more information and a to review the plan. 

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 discuss updates on trails and proposed new trail projects, and provide updates on the condition and maintenance of the City’s trail system. Visit the Hiking Trails page for more information on the trails and activities of the sub-committee.

Tree Sub-Committee

The Tree Sub-Committee is a group of volunteer community members who meet monthly to discuss various efforts to enhance the City's tree canopy. Visit the Tree Information page for more information on initiatives and resources for homeowners.