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.