Conservation Commission

The Sheffield Conservation Commission is charged by state laws with the protection of Sheffield’s natural resources, including its land, water, and biological resources.

Under the MA Wetlands Protection Act, the Conservation Commission processes applications (primarily Request for Determination (RDA) and Notice of Intent (NOI) forms) for permits to do work – such as construction, installing or repairing septic systems, cutting trees, cleaning understory, earth disturbing activities, and altering draining - in or near wetlands, forested wetlands, flood plains, river banks, marshes, swamps, areas by surface waters, such as streams, lakes, ponds or rivers, and the Schenob Area of Critical Concern. (MGL C.131, §40 and MassDEP.)

If you have work that fits any of the above descriptions, please contact the Commission before starting your work and get a permit – if it’s determined one is needed.

The Commission’s website was recently updated; we hope it is easier to locate items and get answers to your questions. 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant 4132297000 ext 157

Commission Members

Name Title
Ted Pitman Vice-Chair
Rene Wood Chair
Donald Roeder Member
Anya Rosoff Member
Don Ward Alternate