Conservation Commission

Fast Flowing Stream from Prospect Lake in November

Regular Meetings

Conservation Commission meetings are held at 5:30 PM on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Agendas & Minutes

View the Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Alexis Fakelmann
  • Joyce Frater
  • Jeff Nathan
  • Shannon Poulin, Clerk
  • Patrick Riordan, Secretary
  • David Seligman, Chairman
  • Emily Stockman, Agent
  • Bill Tynan, Associate

Overview

The Conservation Commission protects Egremont's land, water, and biological resources. The Commission's authority derives from the Commonwealth's Conservation Commission Act (MGL, Chapter 40, § 8C) for open space and the Wetlands Protection Act (MGL, Chapter 131, § 40) to protect wetlands and waterways through permitting. The Commission can research local land areas for conservation and passive outdoor recreation under an Open Recreation and Resource Plan consistent with the Town's Master Plan.

The Conservation Commission reminds residents that any work they may wish to undertake on their property, which might be within proximity to rivers, streams, wetlands, or even intermittent water flows, vernal pools, or wet areas, should contact the Commission using the Project Review Form available to download on this page under Documents. Most, but not all, local contractors, tree services, excavators, etc., are familiar with the requirements under the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) and will ensure all necessary approvals are obtained before commencing work. However, the property owner is ultimately responsible for all the due diligence. If you are uncertain whether or not your project is subject to the WPA, email the Commission, and we will assess no cost or burden to you.

Egremont Vision 2035 Initiative

Egremont Vision 2035 Initiative is a collaborative planning process to produce a new Comprehensive Plan (aka Master Plan) and Open Space and Recreation Plan for the Town. The Comprehensive Plan, an undertaking of the Planning Board, will define the vision, goals, actions, and policies for the next ten to fifteen years. The last Master Plan was completed in 2003. 


The Open Space and Recreation Plan, an undertaking of the Conservation Commission, will focus on goals and steps to preserve and enhance Egremont’s natural resources and open spaces and meet the Town’s recreational needs for the next seven years. The last OSRP was completed in 2002. 


Throughout the process, which will end in the spring of 2023, public workshops will be posted with the expectation that these and other possible events will be online and in-person. Related documents will also be available for review on the website and here.


To help you keep up-to-date on the plans’ progress, participate in online questionnaires, view scheduled events and documents, and volunteer for a more active role in the process, go here: Egremont Vision 2035 Initiative Website. You can also subscribe to Notify Me on the homepage of this website to receive agendas, calendar postings (all meetings are open to the public), and news flash notices in your email inbox. All meetings are video recorded; you can find them on the Zoom Links page of this website.


Members of the Open Space and Recreational Plan Advisory Committee (appointed by Egremont Select Board):

  • David Seligman
  • Ron Banks
  • Ben Barrett
  • Matthew Bersani
  • Elia Del Molino
  • Barbara Kalish
  • Charles Miller
  • Bill Tynan