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Easton Conservation Commission

 

2011-11-07 12.05.24              

Conservation Commission Meeting Schedule with filing deadlines

"Easton Trails" is a new interactive map showing all open space parcels in town - whether managed by a town department, state or private conservation group - as well as trail heads, parking, and the actual trail map where available.  It can be found in the town's GIS application gallery here.

The Easton Conservation Commission is holding a public meeting on Dec 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Town Hall to receive public comment on proposed revisions to the regulations at Chap. 503 to coincide with the state wetland regulations, update the application fee table and modify the vernal pool performance standards. For more information, read summary of proposed reg revisions 2019. Comments may be sent to ALanghauser@easton.ma.us by Dec 20, 2019.

The Climate Change Assessment (MVP) Plan summarizes the findings of public workshops on how Easton can respond to natural hazards like flooding, changing seasonality, and extreme temperatures. 

BEWARE! Hunting with shotguns runs from December 2nd to the 14th and muzzle loader from Dec 16th for the remainder of the year.  HUNTING is permitted on all Town conservation lands, provided the hunter follows all Massachusetts state hunting laws. Hunting in Borderland State Park and Natural Resource Trust (NRT) Sheep Pasture is strictly prohibited. Non-hunters should use caution when spending time on these lands. You and your pets should wear blaze orange, especially during the shotgun and primitive firearms whitetail deer season. For more information on state hunting laws and time period for hunting each type of wildlife, click here 
















Members:

 Name     Position               Term Ends:            
 Stefan Cautino  Chair  June 30, 2021
 Carol Lundeen  Member  June 30, 2022
 Michael Spadea  Member  June 30, 2022
 William Humphrey             Member  June 30, 2020
 Rory Kallfelz  Vice Chair  June 30, 2020
     
Associate Members:
Christopher Patrick 
Jonathan Chace

Staff:
Andrea Langhauser, Assistant Planning Director / Environmental Planner
Keith Eldridge, Principal Clerk

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.