Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission administers its duties in accordance with the Conservation Commission Act (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8C). The Commission also administers the state Wetland Protection Act (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 40), and the Wetland Protection Act Regulations (310 CMR 10). The most recent version of the state regulations contain approximately 110 pages that the Commission and staff must interpret when applications are filed. The Conservation Commission also passed a local Wetlands Bylaw in 2008 and supporting Regulations in 2010, with revisions through May 8, 2012.

Under state and local statutes, individuals performing work within certain setbacks to wetland resource areas must file with the Commission through a public hearing. The Commission comments on the applications and a decision must be written in accordance with both state and local statutes.

This commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the Select Board for three year terms.

For information regarding permit applications, trails, and stormwater, please visit the Conservation Department Page.

Meetings and Filing Information

Meeting, public work sessions and site walk times may vary. Check calendar for posted meetings.

  • 6:30 pm
  • Second Tuesday of every month
  • 45 West Main Street
    Third-floor Conference Room

2024 Conservation Committee Meeting Dates and Filing Deadlines

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted in advance of each meeting in accordance with open meeting law and available on this website. Minutes are posted following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Timothy BuckalewVice-Chair2024
Gerald CushingMember2026
Steve HenryMember2025
Stephanie KelleyMember2025
Garry KesslerMember2024
Andrew KoenigsbergChair2026
Justin LundbergMember2025