Conservation Commission

UPCOMING EVENTS

Emerald Ash Borer - What do I do with my Ash trees?

January 23, 2020
7 PM, Martin Hall, Ascutney, Vermont

A free public talk.

For landowners with forestland, lawn trees, and road frontage, and for town officials dealing with the safety of public rights-of-way, this talk sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission will be held at Martin Hall (Weathersfield Town Hall, 5254 US Route 5) in Ascutney, VT, Thursday evening, January 23, at 7:00 PM. The presentation will be given by Jim Esden, Protection Forester for the State of Vermont. Identification of the presence of this pest and strategies for dealing with it will be discussed. 


 Volunteer Release Form for Work Day


The Weathersfield Conservation Commission serves the Town by identifying, protecting, and preserving:

•significant natural and fragile areas as identified by Elizabeth Thompson in her 1992 work:  "Biological Natural Areas of Weathersfield, VT"
•outstanding water resources (ponds, rivers, aquifers, wetlands and vernal pools)
•significant roads, waterways and views
•the quality of the air, water, wildlife and land resource

We also provide advisory environmental evaluations to the Planning Commission on the impact of subdivisions on our natural, scenic and historic resources which include checking for deer wintering areas, prime agricultural soils, wetlands & streams, steepness, fragile areas, historic, rare plant and animal communities, etc.

This year we:
•co-sponsored a talk on Lyme disease by Dr. Chesney from Sojourns Health Clinic 
•Helped with Town Forest Recreation Plan
•Identified and researched Town owned land
•plan to administer the conserved Town Forest as soon as a trail head and access can be developed
•lead hikes to significant sites

An important duty of the Conservation Com. is educating the public and we have had workshops on:  Invasive Species,  Vernal Pools,  Amphibian Crossings, and plan to have more.  We have brochures on Invasive Species available at the Town Office.

Our meetings take place on the fourth Thursday every month at 7:00 PM at the Center Meetinghouse Church and we would welcome visitors and any input.


Heather Shand, Chair(2021)
Jeff Pelton, Vice Chair (2022)

Ryan Gumbart, Secretary (2023)
Roy Burton, Treasurer (2021)
Howard Beach (2023)
Ellen Clattenburg (2023)
Tyler Harwell (2022)
Cheryl Cox (2023)

Coyotes in Vermont Presentation

Emerald Ash Borer documents

Weathersfield Ash Tree Inventory 2019

2020

04/27/20       Minutes  
04/18/20 April 23 2020 Agenda         More...
03/31/20 March 2020 Minutes       Minutes  
03/19/20 March 2020 Meeting - Now Scheduled for Online Meeting         More...
03/18/20 February 2020 Minutes   Agenda      
02/18/20 February 2020 Agenda         More...
01/19/20 January 2020 Meeting         More...
2019

04/28/20         More...
12/26/19 No December 2019 Meeting         More...
12/09/19 November 2019 Minutes       Minutes  
11/16/19 November 2019 Agenda         More...
11/03/19 October 24, 2019 Minutes       Minutes  
10/17/19 October 2019 Agenda         More...
10/01/19 September 2019 Minutes       Minutes  
09/20/19 September 2019 Agenda         More...
09/02/19 August 22, 2019 Minutes       Minutes  
08/16/19 August 2019 Agenda         More...
06/28/19 June 28, 2019 Minutes         More...
06/27/19 Town Forest Hike - June Meeting         More...
05/27/19 May 2019 Minutes       Minutes  
05/17/19 May 2019 Agenda         More...
05/14/19 April 2019 Meeting Minutes       Minutes  
04/20/19 April 2019 Agenda         More...
04/08/19 March 2019 Minutes       Minutes  
03/28/19 Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
02/28/19 Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
01/31/19 Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
01/24/19 Weathersfield Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
2018

12/06/18 Conservation Commission Minutes       Minutes  
11/29/18 Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
09/27/18 Conservation Commission Agenda and Minutes       Minutes   More...
08/23/18 Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
07/26/18 Conservation Commission Agenda and Minutes       Minutes   More...
05/24/18 Conservation Commission Agenda and Minutes         More...
04/26/18 Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
03/22/18 Conservation Commission Minutes         More...
02/22/18 Conservation Commission Agenda         More...
01/25/18 Conservation Commission Minutes         More...