2019 Conservation Commission Meeting Schedule with filing deadlines
|The Conservation Commission meeting of March 4, 2019 is cancelled. All applications and requests are moved to March 18, 2019.
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.
Hunting is permitted on all Town of Easton Conservation lands, provided the hunter follows all Massachusetts state hunting laws. Hunting in Borderland State Park and Natural Resources Trust (NRT) Sheep Pasture is strictly prohibited. For non-hunters, beware that hunters may be present on any conservation land, so use caution when spending time on these lands. Wear blaze orange to protect yourself and your family/pets from danger, especially during the shotgun and primitive firearms whitetail deer season. For more information on Massachusetts hunting laws and time periods for hunting each time of wildlife in Easton, click here.
|Stefan Cautino||Chair||June 30, 2021|
|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|
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?