The Conservation Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen regarding the development, conservation, supervision, and regulation of Killingworth’s natural resources. It also disseminates information and seeks to educate the public about conservation issues. The commission is advisory and does not have enforcement powers.
Under state law, Conservation Commissions are authorized to
- Keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps, and other wetlands, for the purpose of obtaining information on the proper use of such areas;
- Conduct research into the utilization and possible utilization of land areas of the municipality;
- Administer gifts in the name of the municipality for commission’s purposes subject to the terms of the gift;
- Approve, prior to submission, state grant-in-aid applications for programs to preserve or restrict the use of open space land to conservation or recreation purposes.
The Conservation Commission, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, currently meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Office Building.