Conservation Commission

Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Woodbridge Town Hall
    11 Meetinghouse Lane
    Woodbridge, CT 06525

Agendas & Minutes

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

Conservation Commission current and historic documents


View Records

Members

  • Tim Austin
    Term expires: June 2023
  • Sharon deKadt
    Term expires: June 2023
  • Kate Rozen
    Term expires: June 2023
  • Paul Harrigan
    Term expires: June 2023

  •  Barbara Hagan-Smith
    Term expires: June 2025
  • Valerie Holley-King
    Term expires: June 2025
  • Diana McCarthy-Bercury
    Term expires: June 2025

Responsibilities

Per state statute and town charter, the Conservation Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen about the preservation, development and conservation of natural resources, including water resources, within the town of Woodbridge.


Mission Statement

The Woodbridge Conservation Commission is guided by the town's Plan of Conservation and Development (PDF) and Open Space Plan (PDF), and a belief that human activity must be in harmony with the elements of nature: air, water, land and other natural resources. We need to protect and actively manage our natural resources. It is our belief that open space helps to preserve the livability of our community. It is imperative that any development be balanced with the creation of open space.


Focus

Our focus is to preserve the character our town, the small town atmosphere, to plan for its physical landscape, to protect the water, wildlife, vegetation, environment and quality of life for our citizens. We must be vigilant so that we can ensure, for future generations, the existence of undeveloped spaces that will provide recreation and leisure-time activities for all residents.

Trail Maps

Access the trail maps and brochures for the many trails of the Woodbridge area.

View the Trail Handbook for volunteers.

Woodbridge Open Space Plan

View the updated 2022 Open Space Plan.

Guidelines for Preserving Open Space - 1978

Access the Alice Newton and Fitzgerald Management Plan drafted by Yale Forestry School and the  Draft Report dated December 12, 1978 prepared by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science.