City Conservation Commission Undertakes Long Range Planning Effort

The Pittsfield Conservation Commission is developing a conservation properties master plan and is looking for community input.  Working with graduate students from the Conway School of Landscape Design, city staff are seeking to develop a new vision for the following large, city-owned conservation properties: BrattlebrookPark, Barkerville Conservation Area, Tierney Conservation Area, and Wild Acres.  Following in-depth research into the ecological attributes of each property as well as how each property is used by the community, goals and objectives will be established that recognize maintenance needs as well as needed and desired capital improvements. 

The ConwaySchool students will lead a public input forum on Thursday, February 4th beginning at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers at PittsfieldCity Hall.  All who have an interest in the future of these conservation areas should plan to attend.  In addition, a short online survey has been developed and can be accessed here. 

For more information, contact city conservation agent Rob Van Der Kar at or 499-9359.