Conservation Commission

Primary Functions:

The primary function of the Conservation Commission is to ensure local-level compliance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, the Lancaster Wetlands Protection Bylaw, and issue decisions relating thereto for all development projects in Lancaster.

The two types of applications most often reviewed by the Commission for development projects are Requests for Determination of Applicability (RDA) and Notices of Intent (NOI). The Commission also performs other regulatory functions, per the Wetlands Protection Act, such as reviewing Resource Area Delineation (RAD) applications and Certificates of Compliance (COC) for completed projects.

Some of the Commission’s ongoing activities include the continued conservation of open space properties, maintaining the conservation land throughout the town to provide a rural environment for the residents to enjoy, working with potential developers in seeking permanent conservation easements for path systems, and similar ideas for a variety of other conservation-oriented projects.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David Koonce Conservation Agent (978) 365-3326 Ext. 1054
Debra Dennis Administrative Assistant 978-365-3326 ext 1310

Board Members

Conservation Commission Members

NameTitleStreet AddressTerm Expiration

Chair

141 Schumacher Road

06/30/2021

Member

252 Fort Pond Inn Road

06/30/2021

Member

710 George Hill Road

06/30/2019

Member

222 Bolton Road

06/30/2019

Member

30 Perry Road

06/30/2019

Shawn Corbett

Member

39 Brockelman Road

06/30/2019

Thomas Seidenberg

Member

748 George Hill Road

06/30/2019