Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and preservation of natural resources in the town. Specifically the Commission protects the water quality and wildlife habitat of ponds, rivers, streams, vegetated wetlands and mountain watershed resource areas. This is accomplished by protecting the filtering buffer zones around or along these resource areas. In addition the mountain watersheds and scenic elevations above 1300 ft. are protected by the Scenic Mountain Act. Any land disturbing activity within the resource areas or their buffer zones protected by these acts requires an application to the Conservation Commission with either a Request for Determination of Applicability or a Notice of Intent. The Commission administers, and is guided by, the Wetland Protection Act (MGL, Ch 131, s40), the Rivers Protection Act (Ch. 258 of the Acts of 1996) and the Scenic Mountain Act (MGL, Ch 131, s39A) as implemented if applicable by local bylaws, regulations and process instructions.

Monthly Meeting
Second Tuesday 7:00PM
Richmond Town Hall

Agent Office Hours
Thursdays, by appointment - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Please call 413-298-0044 / 413-553-7792
Site visits scheduled independently as needed

Conservation Agent 
Shepley Evans
Richmond Town Hall
1529 State Road
Richmond, MA 01254
413-553-7792
concom@richmondma.org 

Commission Members

Ronald Veillette, Chair
111 Summit Road
Richmond, MA 01254
413-698-3411
Cell: 413-212-8998
ronsan@berkshire.rr.com

Harley Keisch, Vice-Chair
197 View Drive
Richmond, MA 01254
Cell: 239-248-6940
harleymna@gmail.com

Robert Dahlen
2190 Dublin Road
Richmond, MA 01254
413-553-3515
Cell: 917-921-2252
bobd10@earthlink.net

Adam Weinberg
576 State Rd
Richmond, MA 01254
Cell - 413-441-7836
Home - 413-698-2294
secondnaturegd@gmail.com

Patrick Seckler
151 Canaan Road
Res: 413-698-2675
Wk: 413-447-2647
Cell: 413-822-4056
pseckler@BHS1.org

Daniel Scorpa
81 Prospect Street
Lanesboro, MA 01237
413-822-6298
cjsd51e@aol.com

Alternate Members

John Scorpa
Alison Cole


Applicant Instructions and WPA forms:

FILING FEES
All Scenic Mountain Applications                                           $150.00
Wetlands Request for Determination $150.00
Notice of Intent (See Regulations 310 CMR 10.

Go to DOCUMENT CENTER for Conservation Commission Regulations, Forms and Applications

Updated Wetlands Permitting forms may also be found here: https://www.mass.gov/lists/wetlands-permitting-forms