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 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  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

May 15, 2019

June 9, 2019

July 17, 2019

August 21, 2019

September 18, 2019

October 16, 2019


January 15, 2020

April 29, 2020

May 27, 2020

June 24, 2020

July 22, 2020


August 26, 2020

September 23, 2020

October 28, 2020

November 25, 2020

December 23, 2020

Please click here for minutes of the Dog River Park Committee, which meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Please click here to view the bylaws for the Dog River Park Committee.


Please click here for minutes of the Town Forest Stewardship Committee, which meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.  Please click here to download the approved Town Forest Stewardship Plan.