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Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is responsible for enforcement of the Mass. Wetlands Protection Act, the Townsend General Wetlands Bylaws, and the Squannacook & Nissitissit Act of 1975. Other services include review of lands coming out of Chapter 61, management of Old Meetinghouse Park and other conservation land, and general promotion of conservation activities within the town. Townsend is home to the Squannassit Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and has significant conservation land that provides for excellent wildlife habitat and many recreational activities, such as hunting, fishing, canoeing, and hiking.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns. You can contact us via email, over the phone, or you can stop by our office to start up a conversation. A good introductory guide to projects that are allowed in proximity to wetlands can be found here.   

Members (7 Members, three year terms each, staggered so that the terms of an equal number of members shall expire each year). If you have any interest in serving on the Conservation Commission please fill out a volunteer response form and submit it to the Board of Selectmen.

Appointed By: Board of Selectmen

Staff Contacts

Name

Position

Email

Phone Number

Jessica Consolvo

Land Use Coordinator

(978) 597-1700 x1723

Autumn Buck

Conservation Agent

(978) 597-1700 x1733

 

General Conservation Mailbox

(978) 597-1700 x1733


Conservation Commissioners

Name

Title

Term

James Gates

Chairman

2024

Kevin Smith

Member

2026

Patricia Jemiolo

Member

2025

James Deroian

Member

2025

Vacancy One
   
Vacancy Two
   
Vacancy Three