Conservation Commission

Meetings:  The Putney Conservation Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Town Hall and via Zoom at 6pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 

Members:  Ann Kerrey (Chair) (2026,) Tom Hinckley (Vice Chair) (2028,) Ellen Holmes (2027,) Kathryn Karmen (2027,) Gino Palmeri (2024,) AKAOGI Takeshi (2026,) Willow Uth (2028,)  two vacant positions (2025).

Members serve rotating four year terms renewed after Town Meeting.

Contact:  Ann Kerrey, Chair 802-387-5685, akerrey@yahoo.com 

Agendas and Minutes

Conservation Sites and Other Public Lands 

Putney Habitat Blocks and Selected Wildlife Crossings

Programs & Events

Projects & Research

 

 

Powers & Duties of the Putney Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission has the following responsibilities under the Vermont State Statute, 24 V.S.A. § 4505

1. Make an inventory and conduct continuing studies of the natural resources including:

      a. Air, surface and ground waters, and pollution thereof;

      b. Soils and their capabilities;

      c. Streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and floodplains;

      d. Unique or fragile biologic sites;

      e. Scenic and recreational resources;

      f. Plant and animal life, especially the rare and endangered species;

      g. Prime agricultural and forest land, and other open lands;

2. Make and maintain an inventory of lands which have historic, educational, cultural, scientific, architectural, or archaeological values in which the public has an interest;

3. Assist the Developmental Review Board by providing advisory environmental evaluations where pertinent to applications for permits for development;

4. Cooperate with the Selectboard, Planning Commission, Developmental Review Board, Highway Department, or other municipal or private organizations on matters affecting the local environment or the natural resources of the Town;

5. Prepare, collect, publish, and distribute relevant maps and other documents; and encourage through educational activities the public understanding of local natural resources and conservation needs.