Upcoming Meetings

    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. Feb 26,2018
    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