Conservation Commission

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2020 Conservation Commission Meeting Schedule

Documents pertaining to the October 29, 2020 meeting:
Agenda - October 29, 2020
Draft Minutes to Approve: October 8, 2020
263-1146, 301 Francis St, Dominick Sacco  /  301 Francis St Plan
263-1147, 53 Tor Ct, Kirchner Nominee Trust  /  53 Tor Ct Plan
263-1148, 16 Bakers Island Rd, Joseph Dow
263-1149, 154 Blythewood Dr, Eugene Trainor  /  154 Blythewood Dr Plan
263-1152, Onota Lake Drawdown, City of Pittsfield  /  Onota Lake Plan
RDA 20-31, City of Pittsfield/Burbank Park sand
RDA 20-32, City of Pittsfield/Deming Park irrigation
RDA 20-33, Eversource Energy/Partridge Substation pole
263-1118, COC Request, 104 Ridge Ave, Gary Mohr
263-1031, COC Request, Churchill St/Amerigreen Recycling
  /  Additional Info
263-1081, COC Request, 1801 East St/Advance Materials Corp  /  Plans  /  As-Built plan

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.