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 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).
April 17, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019
February 10, 2020
March 18, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 17, 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: