Conservation Commissions

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Massachusetts Conservation Commissions were formed under the Conservation Commission Act of 1957 which gives the Commission responsibility for open space and for the protection of other natural resources in their community. The Conservation Commission is responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and any local wetlands bylaws the community may enact.

Conservation commissions usually have between three and seven volunteer members. The town meeting or town or city council sets the number. Terms are three years in length. Some commissions have a paid conservation agent who provides technical support.

Please visit our Wetlands Protection Act tutorial if you would like more information about how Conservation Commissions function and about processes related to the Wetlands Protection Act.

For notices of what issues your local Conservation Commission may be hearing at its next meeting see BEAT’s Public Notices page, or contact your local Conservation Commission using the contact information below.

For contact information for your local Conservation Commission see the table below.

Adams 1st floor, Town Hall
8 Park Street Adams, MA. 01220
7 p.m., when scheduled
(no set schedule)

Pam Gerry-Admin. Asst.
[email protected]
AlfordTown Hall
5 Alford Center Road
Alford, MA. 01230-8920
4th Wednesday of month
7:30 p.m.
Henry Flint-Chair
528-5818 (home phone)
Paula Doyle-Town Clerk
Howard Wilson
Peter Tucker
BecketTown Offices--> 557 Main Street
Becket, MA. 01223
2nd Tuesday of month
6:30 p.m.
Mallory Larcom
[email protected]
CheshireMark Webber-Chair
743-1690 x18
Town Clerk
743-1690 x22
ClarksburgTown Hall
11 River Road Clarksburg, MA.
1st Tuesday of month
6:30 p.m.
Cleve Scott-Chair
663-3985 (home phone)
Paula Wells-Commissioner
664-9301 (home phone)
Town Clerk
DaltonTown Hall
462 Main Street
Dalton, MA. 01226
4th Tuesday of month
7:30 p.m.
Robert W. BIshop, Jr.-Chair
Debby Merry-Admin. Asst.
684-6111 x11
EgremontTown Hall (upstairs)
171 Egremont Plain Road
So. Egremont, MA. 01258
2nd & 4th Thursdays of month
7:00 p.m.
David Johnson-Chair
Susan Rockefeller-Clerk
FloridaTown Hall
369 Mohawk Trail
Florida, MA. 01343
no regular schedule
Einar Ole;-Chair
Town Clerk
Town Hall
334 Main Stree
Great Barrington, MA. 01230
4th Wednesday of month
7:00 p.m.
Shep Evans Conservation Agent
Office Phone
528-1619 x122
HancockTown Hall
3650 Hancock Road
P.O. Box 1089
Hancock, MA. 01237
1st Tuesday of month
7:00 p.m.
Roberta LaPlante C.Commi
Town Clerk
HinsdaleTown Hall
3 East Main Road
Hinsdale, MA. 01235
2nd Tuesday of month
6:00 p.m.
Mike Frederick - Chair
Town Clerk 655-2312
LanesboroughTown Hall
83 North Main Street
Lanesborough, MA. 01237
1st Monday of month
7:00 p.m.
Lee Lee Town Hall
2nd Floor
32 Main St
3rd Wednesday of month
Kathy Arment-Chair
LenoxTown Hall (1st Floor)
6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA. 01240
1st & 3rd Thursdays of month
7:30 p.m.
Neal Carpenter-Chair
637-3309 (home phone)
Office Phone
MontereyTown Hall
435 Main Road
Lenow, MA. 01245
2nd Monday of month
6:00 p.m.
Dave Dempsey,-Co-Chair Co-Chairperson
[email protected]
Tim lovett -Co-chair
Town Clerk
528-1443 x113
Mount WashingtonTown Hall
118 East Street
Mt. Washington, MA.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of month
7:30 p.m.
Ben Granskog-Chair
528-4099 (home phone)
New AshfordTown Hall
188 Mallery Road
New Ashford, MA. 01237
1st Monday of month at 6pm
Jason Jayko (chair)
New MarlboroughTown Hall
Southfield Road
P.O. Box 99
Mill River, MA. 01244
last Monday of month
6:30 p.m.
Town Clerk/Selectman's Office
North AdamsCity Hall
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA
Laura Wood
Conservation Agent
Otis Town Hall
7 South Main Street
P.O. Box 237 Otis, MA.
1st Tuesday of month
6:30 p.m.
Lydia Silva-Conservation Agent
Office Phone
269-0100 x208
Town Clerk
269-0100 x5
David Sarnacki -Chairsperson
PeruTown Hall
3 East Main Road
Peru, MA. 01235
1st Monday of month
6:00 p.m.
Richard Harrington-Cons. Commissioner
James Martin - Chair
655-2255 (home phone)
Town Hall
655-8312 (Monday 6-8 p.m.)
PittsfieldSee belowConservation Office:
RichmondTown Hall
1529 State Road
Richmond, MA. 01254
2nd Tuesday of month
7:00 p.m.
413-698-3655 Phone
413-698-3272 Fax
413-298-0044 Cell
[email protected]
Agent Office Hours:
Wed 9:00AM-11:30AM
SandisfieldTown Hall
Silver brook Road
P.O. Box 163
Sandisfield, MA. 01255
3rd Tuesday at 7pm
Office Phone
Town Clerk
SavoyTown Hall
720 Main Road
Savoy, MA. 01256
2nd & 4th Monday of Month
7:00 p.m.
Sue Magrath
Town Clerk
SheffieldTown Hall
21 Depot Street
Sheffield, MA. 01257
2nd Monday of month
7:00 p.m.
Town Hall
229-7000 Ext.114
Don Ward-Chairsman
StockbridgeTown Hall
6 Main Street
P.O. Box 417
Stockbridge, MA. 01262
2nd & 4th Tuesday of month
7:00 p.m.
Sally Underwood-Miller-Chair
298-4714 x25
TyringhamTown Hall
116 Main Road
P.O. Box 442
Tyringham, MA. 01264
Mimi Crandle-Clerk
(9 a.m.-1 p.m.. M-Th)
Matt Puntin-Chairman
WashingtonTown Hall
8 Summit Hill Road
Washington, MA. 01223
Allison Mikaniewicz-Clerk
623-8878 (Mondays, 7-9 p.m.)
Town Hall
9 Main Street
P.O. Box 163
West Stockbridge, MA.
meetings held at
Village School
State Line Road
West Stockbridge
1st and 3rd Thursdays of month
7:00 p.m.
John Masiero Co-chair
232-0300 ext. 338
WilliamstownTown Hall
31 North Street
Williamstown, MA. 01267
2nd & 4th Thurdays of month at 7pm
7:00 p.m.
Richard Schlesinger, Chairman Sarah Hurlbut
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 413-458-9344
WindsorTown Hall
1890 Route 9
Windsor, MA. 01270
Meets as needed
Town Clerk
684-3811 (Mondays, 5-7 p.m.)
Wendi Volk

The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) has lots of useful information for Conservation Commissions. MACC has an invasive plant website designed especially for Conservation Commissioners. It provides guidance on permit and project review, restoration, conservation lands management, and provides sample documents from actual projects.

Pittsfield Conservation Commission

In 2003, BEAT began videotaping and televising the meetings of the Pittsfield Conservation Commission which meets every third Thursday in Pittsfield City Hall. These meetings are now taped and usually shown live by Pittsfield Community Television. You can purchase a DVD of the show or watch the meeting on line at PCTV’s website.

The agenda, which contains more than just the public notices, is available online or at the Pittsfield Conservation Commission office, usually the Friday before the meeting. If you would like to receive the agenda automatically by e-mail please contact the Conservation Clerk. As of June 2010, the minutes of meetings are available on-line as well. The Conservation Office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 70 Allen Street (on the corner with Fenn St.). The phone number is (413) 499-9395. The Pittsfield Conservation Commission meetings are televised, usually live, on Pittsfield Community Television City Link (Channel 18 in Pittsfield, MA).  Check the City Link program schedule. You can also purchase a videotape or DVD of recent meetings from PCTV or watch the meeting online.

The Conservation Clerk, Catherine VanBramer

The Conservation Agent, Robert Van Der Kar

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