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); Laura Hill-Eubanks; Pam Knox; Ruth Ruttenberg; John Sears; and Deborah Zuaro (Chair).

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 10, 2018

February 14, 2018

March 18, 2018

April 8, 2018

May 16, 2018

June 20, 2018

July 18, 2018

August 15, 2018

September 19, 2018

October 17, 2018

November 28, 2018

December 18, 2018

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


The Town Forest Stewardship Plan that the NCC has been working on has been finalized and approved by the Town Select Board.  Please click the link below to download: