Conservation Commission

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Onota Lake Winter 2021/2022 Drawdown data available here

2022 Conservation Commission Meeting Schedule

Documents pertaining to the next Conservation meeting:
Agenda - May 19, 2022
Draft Minutes to Approve - April 28, 2022
263-1187: Eversource ROW Infrastructure NOI
263-1188: Pontoosuc Lake Herbicide Treatment NOI  /  Narrative
172 Chapel Street NOI  /  Plan
20 Chapel Street NOI 
263-1137: 610 Churchill Street Request for Amendment to Order of Conditions  /  Plan
RDA 22-05: Dalton Avenue/Merrill Road repaving
RDA 22-06: Westbrook Terrace berm
RDA 22-07: 71 Harding Street tree removal
RDA 22-08: 19 Walden Lane drainage replacement
263-986: Pontoosuc Lake drawdown Request for Extension
263-1061: Burns Avenue Request for Extension
EP #22-02: 20 Waubeek Road Emergency Permit  /  Plan

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ted Kozlowski at (413) 499-9451.

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Pittsfield Conservation Commission's web link.  Pittsfield's unique blend of wonderful urban and rural landscapes provides for a diverse array of exceptional natural resources.  The Pittsfield Conservation Commission plays an integral role in conserving such resources through the preservation of their functions and values.  This Conservation Commission consists of a seven-member group of volunteers charged with adhering to law set forth in M.G.L Chapter 131, § 40 (more commonly known as the "Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act") and its accompanying regulations seen at 310 CMR 10.00.  The Commission holds regular meetings to discuss proposed activities within jurisdictional wetland resource areas, and their applicable buffer zones, and makes sound decisions pertaining to each project in a separate and distinct manner.


Mission

To protect the wetland resources within the City through the implementation and administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and its applicable regulations.  Protection is afforded to most all lands within:
  • 100 feet of any streams, creeks, lakes, ponds, wet meadows, marshes, fens, swamps, and/or bogs;
  • 200 feet of a perennial river; and
  • 100-year (FEMA Zone A) floodplains 

These open spaces must be preserved as they have high environmental function and value. The overall goal is to implement sound management practices within these land tracts, and to educate the public in recognizing the overall benefits of wetland preservation.

The City of Pittsfield Conservation Office provides day-to-day assistance to permit applicants and is open weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Conservation Office is located at City Hall, 70 Allen Street, Room 202, Pittsfield, MA 01201.  Please feel free to stop in, call, or email this office (rvanderkar@cityofpittsfield.org) if you have any questions pertaining to wetland resource areas.