Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is appointed for the protection and use of the natural resources located within the territorial limits of the Town. The Town Council may appoint at least 3, but not more than 7 Conservation Commissioners.  Members are appointed for terms of 3 years each.  The Commission may recommend to the municipal officers that associate members be appointed to assist the Commission as it requires.  Associate members are non-voting members, except when a quorum is absent.  Their terms of office are to be for 1, 2, or 3 years.   

The Conservation Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm in Town Hall.

The Commission is to:

  • Keep an index of all open areas with the municipality, whether publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands, for the purpose of obtaining information relating to the proper protection, development or use of those open areas.  The Commission may recommend to the municipal officers or any municipal body or board, or any body politic or public agency of the state, a program for the better protection, development or use of those areas, which may include the acquisition of conservation easements.
  • Conduct research, in conjunction with the Planning Board, into the local land areas.
  • Keep records of its meeting and activities and make an annual report to the municipality.
  • Seek to coordinate the activities of conservation bodies organized for similar purposes.

The Commission may:

  • Make recommendations for use of land to the Planning Board and Parks Commission.
  • Prepare and print books, charts, maps and plans as it deems necessary.
  • Serve as an advisory body to the Public Works Department to review and advise, at least twice a year, at the call of the Town Manager, in conjunction with the management plan and maintenance of the public parks and shade trees in public parks.
  • With the approval of the majority of Town Council, receive gifts in the municipality's name for any of the Commission's purposes and administer the gift for the purposes, subject to the terms of the gift, acquire land or easements and trusts and accept gifts of land or money or easements for conservation purposes.
  • Develop and implement a management plan for Rogers Park, with approval of the Town Council.

Members

NameTitleTermPhone (207)

Member

12/31/21

(207) 439-2787

Donald F. Moore

Member

12/31/22

(207) 439-3842

Member

12/31/22

(207) 439-4484

Karen Saltus

Member

12/31/21

(207) 438-9055

Member

12/31/22

(207) 439-1169

Member

12/31/22

603-969-1175

Dean Bensley

Assoc.

12/31/22

(207) 439-4836

Anne Formalarie

Assoc.

12/31/22

(603) 320-0186

Vacant Seat

Member