Conservation Restriction Stewardship Committee

Regular Meetings


  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • 141 Keyes Road
    First Floor Conference Room

Agendas and Minutes


Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


  • David Bell (Chair)
  • Kathy Angell
  • John Ferguson
  • Maryann Lippert
  • Cathy Perry
  • Neil Ryder

Meeting Dates

December 12, 2017
June 26, 2018
January 23, 2018 - CANCELLED
July 24, 2018
February 27, 2018
August 28, 2018
March 27, 2018 - CANCELLED
September 25, 2018
April 24, 2018
October 23, 2018
May 22, 2018
November 27, 2018 - CANCELLED
December 11, 2018

   

Membership


The Committee shall be appointed by the Select Board (BOS). The committee shall be comprised of 7 residents of the Town, one of whom is an acting or prior member of the NRC. A staff member from the Division of Natural Resources office shall also participate, providing guidance and support to the committee. 

Term


Members of the Committee shall be appointed every three years by the BOS, on a rotating basis, with the option to serve a second 3-year term. 

Charge


The Conservation Restriction Stewardship Committee (CRSC) was appointed in 2005 by the BOS to provide responsible management and care of the more than 110 conservation restrictions on as many properties within the Town.

Responsibilities


The Committee provides stewardship of Conservation Restrictions (CR) that are granted to the Town of Concord. In order to conduct the careful and responsible management of conservation restrictions entrusted to the Town, the CRSC will:
  • Develop a protocol for collection of baseline data and annual monitoring of Town held CR.
  • Contact and develop a positive working relationship with property owners whose land is subject to a CR. The Town is grateful for the contribution of the CR and so, wants to ensure that this process remains positive and does not become a demotivating process.
  • Collect baseline documentation of CR.
  • Organize information about CR in an easy to maintain format (including electronic database and GIS-based mapping layers).
  • Conduct regular and routine monitoring of CR.
  • Write a report with findings which will be provided to the landowner for approval. The landowner will provide their signature as acceptance of report.
  • Identify and recommend to the BOS priority lands for protection.

Reporting


Findings and recommendations shall be presented to the NRC and BOS at least once a year. If compliance issues become evident during a site visit, these shall be noted in the report and presented to the Natural Resources Administrator.