Conservation Commission Happenings:

  • October 21:  Dalton Fall BioBlitz
  • DATE CHANGE: November 11:  Dalton Fall Roadside Cleanup (regular monthly DCC meeting moved up to November 14)

Dalton’s updated NRI now available!

On Tuesday, September 19, the public was invited to the presentation of the updated Town of Dalton NRI (Natural Resource Inventory) by Elise Lawson of Watershed to Wildlife.  If you were unable to attend, the updated NRI can be found HERE.

On Saturday, October 21, from 9am-12 Noon, the Dalton Conservation Commission will be holding its 2nd “BioBlitz”.  A BioBlitz is a biological survey that aims to record all the living species within a designated area. This BioBlitz will be focused on surveying species within the Forest Lake State Park forest and the back section of the David Dana Forest.  The 1st BioBlitz was held on May 20, with approximately 80 species being observed and recorded, primarily within the David Dana Forest, along with several additional observations by participants elsewhere within the Town of Dalton.  The data collected from the BioBlitz, using the “iNaturalist” phone app to identify and catalogue the various species observed, has been incorporated into the update of the Town of Dalton NRI.   Some of the more unique observations recorded included the Blue Cohosh and Yellow Lady Slippers.  For more information and to register, please visit our iNaturalist project page at:

Dalton NH Fall 2023 BioBlitz (Oct 21)

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the Dalton Conservation Commission will be holding its second BioBlitz from 9AM-12 Noon, recording species at the Forest Lake State Park forest, as well as the rear section of the David Dana Forest in Dalton, NH. Interested participants who cannot attend are encouraged to record species on their own properties, or others, with owner permission. Identifications will be uploaded using the iNaturalist app and to this project page.

Thank you! The Dalton Conservation Commission

Fall Roadside Cleanup! 

Come join us as we prepare for winter in Dalton.  We will gather to cleanup our town’s roads in preparation for winter weather and finish with a BBQ afterwards to reward our efforts.  If you know the road(s) you wish to be assigned to, please email  or wait to be assigned a road when we gather that morning at the Municipal Building @ 8:30.  Hope to see you there!

Have you ever been to the 301-acre David Dana Forest?

The 397-acre Forest Lake State Park Forest has a group of volunteers working on a trail system with NH Parks!…/forest-lake-state-park

Lots of great, natural wonders to explore, right here in our own backyard!

Conserving Your Land Publication

Conserving Your Land: Options for New Hampshire Landowners


Granite State Landfill Update: August 2023 Casella Mailer

For anyone seeking an update on the proposed Granite State Landfill project in Dalton. Casella sent out a mailer regarding their intent on the project.


DCC-BY-LAWS-FINAL SIGNED-July-26_2022_Rev April 18, 2023

Dalton Conservation Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month

All meetings will be held at Town Hall @6:30 PM, all welcome, Covid-19 precautions are recommended.

*In order to save time during public meetings, and to ensure accuracy in response, the Dalton Conservation Commission requests that all comments and questions from the public be submitted to the DCC email address below.

(This serves as Public Notice)

Dalton Conservation Commission

  • Jon Swan, Chairman, Term Expires January 2026
  • Nancy Comeau, Vice Chair, Term Expires January 2026
  • Ernie Hannaford, Term Expires January 2024
  • Miriam Caldwell,  Term Expires January 2026
  • Ruth Duval,  Term Expires January 2024
  • Carol Sheltry, Select Board Liaison
  • Michael Carrier, 1st Alternate
  • Gina Damiano, 2nd Alternate

  Email the Conservation Commission:

Minutes of the Conservation Commission