Conservation Commission


  • 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of each month
  • City Hall
    Hearing Room (second floor)
    210 Main Street
    Northampton, MA 01060
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2014


  • Tim Parshall
    Term expires: March 2017
  • Jason Perry
    Term expires June 2019
  • Jack Finn
    Term expires March 2018


Serve as the conservation conscience of the city, providing community leadership for natural resources protection and planning. By coordinating closely with city agencies, boards, and commissions related to city development, the commission works to protect and enhance plant and wildlife habitat to maintain the natural resources and preserve the quality of life for inhabitants of Northampton. The commission also strives to keep informed of advances in environmental protection and of the activities of neighboring Conservation Commissions to maintain current and regional perspectives on environmental matters.

About the Commission

The Conservation Commission is charged with acquiring and managing open space, and encouraging and monitoring conservation and agricultural preservation restrictions. The Commission oversees more than 2,500 acres of open space.