Northfield Conservation Commission
The Northfield Conservation Commission (NCC) serves in an advisory capacity along with the town legislative and planning bodies to promote stewardship of natural and cultural resources in Northfield by:
Serving as an educational resource to identify and protect Northfield's natural resources;
Supporting the Northfield Town Plan;
Safeguarding the Dog River and associated tributaries;
Promoting recreational activities that create a healthy and sustainable community for present and future generations; and
Providing guidance to the municipality and private land owners for sustainable land use management applications.
Northfield Conservation Commission members are appointed by the Town Select Board and serve four (4) year terms. The current NCC members are Russ Barrett (Vice-Chair); Joe Dalrymple; Laura Hill-Eubanks; Pam Knox; Nathaniel Miller; Ruth Ruttenberg; John Sears; and Deborah Zuaro (Chair).
The NCC meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Northfield Municipal Building (51 South Main Street). Please see the table below for future meeting dates and minutes of past meetings (when available).
January 10, 2018
April 17, 2019
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019
TOWN FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN FORUM
The Northfield Conservation Commission has completed drafting a Town Forest Stewardship Plan and will be seeking feedback at a public forum to be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room located in the Brown Public Library (93 South Main Street). The link to the plan is here:
Hardcopies also are available for review at the Brown Public Library and the Town Clerk's Office.