Upcoming Meetings

  1. Open Space Committee MeetingMon, Mar 26 07:00 pm
  2. Planning Board MeetingWed, Mar 28 07:00 pmAgenda link

Open Space Committee


Joel Dwight2020
David Schochet2018
Linda Herrera2018
Larry Flaccus2019
Norman BeebeRec Committee Rep
Norman DavenportConservation Comm. Rep
Beth ManningAgricultural Comm. Rep
John WheelerPlanning Board Rep
VacantFour positions vacant 2016 and 2017
Jim Perry2020
Arlene E. Patenaude2019


Fourth Monday of each month, 7 pm in Shelburne Town Hall , unless otherwise posted.

Who we are

The Open Space Committee is an advisory body that was established by Town Meeting  in May, 2005 to carry forward the recommendations of the Shelburne Open Space and Recreation plan . The Committee includes members appointed by the Selectboard for 3-year terms, and a representative appointed for one-year terms from each of the Agricultural Commission, Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Recreation Committee.

The Committee works with the Selectboard, Town Boards, other local, regional and state officials, regional farm and conservation advocacy organizations, members of the business community, landowners, farmers, and citizens on issues relative to open space preservation in Shelburne.

What we do

The Open Space Committee carries out the action plan mandated by the Town through the Open Space and Recreation Plan adopted in 2004 by the Town. Activities include:

  • Working to ensure that Shelburne sustains its small town environment characterized by general peace and quiet, clean air and water, safety from crime and vandalism, and maintains its rural character outside of Shelburne Falls while supporting infrastructure of the village;
  • Working to ensure that Shelburne maintains or improves the quality of its air, drinking water, streams and other surfaces waters including the Deerfield River, and maintains and improves the quality of farm and forestlands, scenic views, and wildlife habitat through the conservation of locally important natural and open space resources;
  • Working to ensure that Shelburne maintains and improves the quality and accessibility of all its recreational facilities and programming.

Website Links

Chapter 61

Community Preservation Act

Conservation restrictions

Land conservation and estate planning tools

Mapping tools

Open Space Committee Minutes

  1. Dec 11,2017
  2. Jul 24,2017
  3. Mar 27,2017
  1. Nov 28,2016
  2. Aug 22,2016
  3. Jun 27,2016
  4. Apr 25,2016
  5. Mar 28,2016
  6. Feb 22,2016
  1. Oct 26, 2015
  2. Jul 27,2015
  1. May 27,2013
  2. Apr 22,2013
  3. Jan 28,2013
  1. Dec 10,2012
  2. Nov 26,2012
  3. Oct 22,2012
  4. Sep 26,2012
  5. Aug 27,2012
  6. Jul 23,2012
  7. Jun 25,2012
  8. May 21,2012
  9. Apr 23,2012
  10. Mar 26,2012
  11. Jan 9,2012