|Structural repairs caused by the recent storm and removal of felled trees from properties adjacent to conservation lands and within wetland resource areas will be allowed by the Conservation Commission without the need for a permit until April 6, 2018. Notify Andrea Langhauser of your needed storm repair so she can inspect the property and determine if project is eligible. For more information on type of pre-approved projects and process to follow, please read the Emergency Certification.
Conservation Commission approved regulation amendments at meeting on March 5, 2018 @ to allow an applicant to request a waiver when a project is located in rare species habitat, and to correct clerical errors. For more information, read summary document and proposed amendments.
524 Depot Street Master Plan Development Team - click here for more information
The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife issued the 15th edition of the Priority Habitat Map on August 1, 2017.
What are wetlands anyway? click here to find out why wetlands are important and why they need the level of protection afforded by law and regulation.
|Stefan Cautino||Chair||June 30, 2018|
|Daniel Farren||Member||June 30, 2019|
|Michael Goodman||Vice-chair||June 30, 2019|
|William Humphrey||Member||June 30, 2020|
|Rory Kallfelz||Member||June 30, 2020|
Thanks go out to Timothy McCaul and Mark Hannigan for their years of dedicated service.
Andrea Langhauser, Assistant Planning Director / Environmental Planner
Mary Guiney, Principal Clerk
Projects permitted by or currently being reviewed by the Conservation Commission may be viewed online by clicking here. Remember to turn off your pop-up blocker to view documents attached to the projects.
Conservation commissions were established in 1957 under Massachusetts General Law which gave the cities and towns the authority to promote, develop and protect natural resources, including wetlands. An integral part of the Easton’s Department of Planning & Economic Development, the Conservation Commission administers and enforces state laws and town bylaws affecting wetland resources. The Commission owns and manages over 3,000 acres of open space in Easton and works with individuals and groups concerned with natural resource protection.
When do I contact the Conservation Commission?