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); Brad Johnson; Ruth Ruttenberg; John Sears; and Deborah Zuaro (Chair).  There currently are two (2) NCC vacancies.

Please email for more information about the commission or you can click here to access the Conservation Commission's Facebook page.

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 16, 2019

February 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

April 17, 2019

May 15, 2019

June 9, 2019

July 17, 2019

August 21, 2019

September 18, 2019

October 16, 2019

November 20, 2019

December 18, 2019

January 15, 2020

February 10, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 29, 2020

May 27, 2020

June 24, 2020

July 15, 2020

August 19, 2020

September 16, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 18, 2020

December 16, 2020


NOTICE: The Town Forest Stewardship Plan that the NCC drafted has been finalized and approved by the Town Select Board.  Please click here to download: