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Kelsey C. R. Peterson, Esq.

Kelsey practices land use, environmental, and conservation law at BCM. As a Vermont native and current enthusiastic resident of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, Kelsey appreciates the environmental and land use challenges facing people and communities in Northern New England. Since she joined BCM in the fall of 2017, she has helped clients navigate the web of environmental and land use laws and regulations to assist New Englanders to build sustainable, healthy, and equitable communities.

Kelsey serves as an alternate member on both the New Hampton Planning Board and the New Hampton Conservation Commission. She is a member of the Real Estate Law, Municipal & Governmental Law, Telecommunications, Energy & Utilities Law, and Environmental & Natural Resources Law Sections of the New Hampshire Bar Association. She is also a member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association.

Before joining BCM, Kelsey clerked for the New Hampshire Superior Courts, working primarily for Superior Court Justices based in Concord and Keene. Before moving back to Northern New England, she earned her JD from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado where she focused her studies on natural resources and land use law, and earned a Certificate in American Indian law. She also earned the Sustainable Development Scholarship, Clifford J. Calhoun Award for academic excellence and high character, and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship. Outside the classroom, she gained valuable experience working on local, state, and federal natural resources and environmental issues at Modrall Sperling in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Boulder County Attorney’s Office, and working for a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.

Before law school, Kelsey earned a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, for her work documenting the social and environmental impact of mining development on a rural Inuit community in Nunavut, Canada. She earned her B.A. in Geological Sciences and Anthropology with Honors from Brown University in 2010.

Kelsey lives in New Hampton, New Hampshire with her husband and cat. She enjoys summer and winter hiking in the White Mountains, all types of skiing, baking, and seeking out New England’s breweries and local food.