Welcome to the NCC website.

In Vermont, conservation commissions are advisory bodies that exist in many towns across the state. Broadly, they are established to help communities protect and enhance their natural resources.  The projects that a town conservation commission can become involved in will vary depending on the needs of the community.

Newbury’s Conservation Commission has been active for many years.  Members are appointed by the Select Board for three year terms.



Come to a meeting learn about our projects. Bring your ideas to the table.       NCC meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Baldwin Library in Wells River at 7:00pm. All Newbury residents are invited to attend, share, and learn.

Volunteers Wanted!  NCC wants to add to our volunteer list.  If you would like to help out with events, trail work, fund-raising projects, tree planting, etc., let us know who you are!   If you are looking for projects for your church group, 4-H,  service group, or school related community service, NCC can help you with project ideas that will benefit both your group and our community. 

Our website: www.NewburyConservation.org.

Find us on Facebook under Newbury Conservation Commission

Contact Michael Thomas 802-757-3960 or mikethom1@charter.net

NCC Goals for 2022 –

Many of our goals can be worked on during the Pandemic. Doing research, organizing programs, and outreach to improve our web-site so we can keep Newbury residence informed.

  1. NCC will continue our public outreach and find new ways to host educational workshops to increase our involvement with the residence of Newbury in local conservation efforts.

  2. NCC will continue working on a Natural Resources Inventory for the Town of Newbury.

This would includes, understanding the value and relationship between Continuous forest habitat, open land, wetlands [including ponds river/streams] and developing a town policy that balances conservation, public recreation and educational opportunity.

  1. NCC will continue to work with other committees in Newbury. The Planning Board. Tucker Mt. Town Forest Management Committee, the Recreation Committee.

  2. NCC will continue to improving our web-site and Facebook presence to promote events, share pictures, stories and adventures in Newbury remotely.

  3. NCC will continue to work with Upper Valley Trails Alliance to improving and promote the trails in Newbury. Working on establishing safe bicycling routes along select roads in Newbury.

  4. NCC will continue to work with the Cross Vermont Trail Association www.crossvermont.org