Conservation Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Due to COVID-19, Milton Conservation Commission meetings are being held virtually using Zoom. No physical space is required for open meeting law as of Monday, March 30, 2020. Zoom is free to the public and does not require registration or log-in. Public comment and participation at meetings held by the commission is welcomed and encouraged using the following method:

    Call-in to the meeting: information can be could on the meeting agenda, in the Agenda Center, located on the Website's homepage.

    Free WiFi (no password needed) is available from the parking lot of the Milton Public Library at 39 Bombardier Road, Milton, VT 05468.

The public is welcome to attend and share ideas.

Judy Kinner, Dan Gaherty, Bonnie Pease, Laurie DiCesare

Agendas & Minutes

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

  • Dan Gaherty, Chair
    Term expires: 2021
  • Laurie DiCesare, Clerk
    Term expires: 2020
  • Juli Tyson
    Term expires: 2023
  • Judith Kinner, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2022
  • Bonnie Pease
    Term expires: 2023
  • William Pikul
    Term expires: 2022

Introduction

The Conservation Commission is an advisory commission created by Resolution of the Selectboard and appointed by the Selectboard. The Commission’s responsibilities are defined by State Statute in the Town’s Administrative Code Section 33 (PDF).

Conservation commissions help communities protect and enhance their natural resources by undertaking diverse activities. Milton’s Conservation Commission:

  • Actively administers the Town’s Municipal Forest, Eagle Mountain Natural Area, and the LaMoille Riverwalk
  • Coordinates programs to support conservation education, natural resource interpretation, outdoor recreation and volunteerism
  • Advises the Town’s legislative/regulatory bodies, such as the Selectboard and Planning Commission

Emerald Ash Borer is Coming!

Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been spotted in municipalities throughout Vermont and in towns neighboring Milton. Following EAB’s discovery in South Hero, Milton is now considered to be within an infestation area. The Town of Milton’s Planning Department and Conservation Commission are preparing for EAB’s arrival and how to deal with it. If you believe that you have identified an EAB, please contact the town’s tree warden, Kris Dulmer, at kdulmer@miltonvt.gov.

To aid in planning for the arrival of the EAB, the town’s tree warden conducted a survey of Milton’s ash trees in the town’s right-of-ways and along town trails. Please see the following link for the results of the inventory: Ash Tree Inventory. This inventory and the town’s Emerald Ash Borer Advisory Plan will assist with managing the town’s ash in light of EAB.

The following link will help you better understand signs of EAB: Emerald Ash Borer: Vermont Invasives

Downed Trees on Town Trails?

If you notice any downed trees or any other problems on Milton’s trails, please fill out the form below and e-mail to Planning and Zoning Director Michael Burris at mburris@miltonvt.gov. You can also drop off the form at the Milton Municipal Building or call the Planning Department at 802-893-1186.

Trail Problem Report Form (PDF)

Outreach and Public Input

Trail Use Survey 2018 (PDF)