The Conservation Commission
About the Commission:
Conservation Commissions are established under the provisions of the Massachusetts Conservation Commission Act (Mass. G.L. Ch. 40, Sec. 8C) for the “promotion and development of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources” of the Town. The range of duties and responsibilities is wide, however, the major areas of responsibility are as follows:
- Administer and enforce the Mass. Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Ch.131, Sec. 40) and its applicable Regulations (310 C.M.R 10.00) as well as the Tyngsborough Wetlands Protection By-Law (Article XXII of the General By-Laws) and its Regulations.
- Work with the Recreation Commission to develop and maintain an Open Space and Recreation Plan for the Town.
- Develop projects and programs to carry out the applicable goals of the Open Space and Recreation Plan, including preserving land by acquisition, protecting open space through Conservation Restrictions, publishing educational and informational materials (books, pamphlets, maps, plans) and implementing programs for the improvement and protection of the natural resources.
- Manage the land under the control of the Conservation Commission.
- Advise and work with other Town Boards, Committees and organizations on matters involving the natural resources and watershed resources.
The Commission consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms of 3 years each. The Board of Selectmen may also appoint associate members as they see fit. Associate members cannot vote.
Our staff is composed of one Conservation Director and one part-time Administrative Assistant.
|Ed Derby, Chair||2021|
|Brian Martin, Vice Chair||2022|
|Bruce Schofield, Alternate||2022|
Conservation Commission Minutes
Open Space Plan Documents
Serving Tyngsborough since 2017.
Conservation/ Planning/ Zoning Clerk
Serving Tyngsborough since 2008.