Conservation Commission

Commission Members
William Zinni, chair
Rebecca Bottomley, vice chair
David Larson
Nicholas Paydos
Peggy Baxter, clerk

Phone: (413) 477-6197 Ext. 105

Meets: 3rd Wedsday of the month, beginnng at 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building

NOTE: Six (6) complete sets of applications/plans are required and MUST BE RECEIVED no later than 10:00 a.m. seven (7) business days prior to the meeting date for advertising purposes. OR:  If possible, instead of submitting hard copies, please send your application and plans, along with any maps and photos electronically to Your information will be forwarded electronically to all members of the Conservation Commission. 

Next Meeting: Calendar

Purpose and duties of Conservation Commissions (pdf file)
The Conservation Commission fee for a legal ad is $90. 

Why you shouldn't feed wildlife this winter
News from Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Drivers: Be on the lookout for Moose and Deer

Stay Safe on the Ice This Winter
Always consider ice to be potentially dangerous. Stay safe this winter by taking a few moments to review these ice safety tips and ice thickness guidelines. 
It's wintertime in Massachusetts and residents will begin to venture out onto the ice for fishing, skating, or other winter activities. Stay safe this winter by taking a few moments to review these ice safety tips and ice thickness guidelines. Click here for complete information.

5 Must-Read Tips for Bird Watching
Winter is a great time to go birdwatching in Massachusetts. Don't miss our 5 must-read tips to ensure you have a great experience outside this winter.
“You go birdwatching in winter? Are you nuts? It’s too cold, windy, and snowy!” “Don’t birds fly south for the winter?” These are some common responses from people who may be questioning your sanity when you mention looking for birds in winter. Winter might seem to be a bust for birding, but there are great opportunities for beginner and veteran birders to spot our year-round feathered neighbors as well as the seasonal “snowbirds” that visit Massachusetts for the winter months. Use these tips to plan your next winter birdwatching adventure!


Last updated 1/2022