Conservation of natural areas and resources is an important aspect to maintaining those special qualities of the region that we value. Our Regional Plan has several goals and policies supporting conservation and we are active in assisting on conservation projects, studies and groups. Our work on town plans and bylaws also is an area where we help towns to specify any local conservation goals they may have.
Our largest conservation project is the Chateauguay No Town (CNT) conservation project (see right hand toolbar for more information). This project covers a 60,000+ acre area that includes the towns of Barnard, Bridgewater, Stockbridge and Killington.
Though we are involved with conservation projects and support conservation, the Commission is not a conservation organization. If your town or group is interested in a conservation project, we can often connect you to the correct organization or point out possible funding sources. Our staff can also cover general questions about conservation and can point you to technical specialists in certain fields. Please feel free to contact us.