The NH Association of Conservation Commissions is a nonprofit conservation organization that provides education and assistance to New Hampshire's local conservation commissions. We are funded primarily by conservation commissions membership dues, donations and grants. NHACC has been working to strengthen conservation commissions since 1970.
Our mission: To foster conservation and appropriate use of New Hampshire's natural resources by providing assistance to conservation commissions, facilitating communication and cooperation among commissions, and helping to create a climate in which commissions can be successful.
We're the only organization providing specific programs and support to our state's municipal conservation commissions. Through training, online resources, and regional programs for our members, we continue to share success stories and best practices to increase efficiency, build knowledge and develop leadership.
We publish the Handbook for New Hampshire’s Municipal Conservation Commissions, and co-authored the NH Municipal Conservation Fund Guidebook. We hold a very popular annual conference on the first Saturday in November. NHACC represents our members in the legislature and on state committees advocating for environmentally responsible legislation and rule-making to make sure conservation commissions voices are heard.
Conservation commissions are working harder than ever to protect what’s important to New Hampshire! NHACC is here to help achieve community conservation goals.