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.
The NCC meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Please see the table below for future meeting dates and minutes of past meetings (when available).
April 17, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019
May 27, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 28, 2020
November 25, 2020
December 23, 2020
Please click here for minutes of the Town Forest Stewardship Subcommittee, which meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. NOTE: The subcommittee's next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
Please click here to download the approved Town Forest Stewardship Plan.