• Education
  • Business & Commerce
  • Municipal Government
  • Community
  • Emergency Services

Conservation Commission

 

Contact: Phil Augur- paugur@townofdurhamct.org
Josh Miller- jmiller@townofdurhamct.org

Meeting Schedule:  2021 2nd Revision Meeting Dates

Regulations: Open Space Regulations
Durham Open Space Map Compilation

Hunting Lottery:  2021-2022 Hunting Lottery List

White Farm Events: Events at White Farm

Open Space Areas: Curtis Woodlands
Open Space Map - Select Open Space under layers tab

Important Links: Aquarion Environmental Champion Award
State Parks and Forests

 

Agendas and Minutes:

 

Listing files in 'Conservation Commission'

 

Conservation Maps:

  

Listing files in 'Conservation Maps'

 

Current Board Members:

Lorrie Martin, D, 2021
Casey Cordes, R, 2021
Mark Lawlor, R, 2022
Rob Dudko, D, 2022
William LaFlamme, Secretary, R, 2022
Ken Divito, R, 2022
Lucy Meigs, D, 2023
Philip S. Augur, R, 2023, Chairman
Josh Miller, R, 2023, Vice-Chairman

Constitution of Board/Quorum: 

The 1972 Durham Charter revision increased the number of members of the Conservation Commission from 5 to 9. 

Term of Office:

Three years, with three members being appointed each year. Originally five members were to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen of the town. 

Appointing Authority:

Board of Selectmen

 Authority:

At a Special Town Meeting held on December 16, 1963, electors of the Town of Durham adopted a resolution that created the Conservation Commission.  The Board's authority is also derived from the Town Charter, Section 6 – 12 and Section 7 – 131a of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.

 Powers and Duties:

The commission is authorized and empowered to negotiate any and all leases for the rental of such open space land, to develop and execute plans and programs for the conservation and use of such open space land, and to delegate responsibility for the intensive management of any part of these lands to other public and private organizations for the benefit of the public. Additional powers and duties are provided in Section 7 – 131a of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut. 

Printed Regulations

Town Charter Section 6 –12, Section 7 –131A, B, C, and E of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, and the Town Proceedings Book 1957-1964, Special Town Meeting December 16, 1963.

History

 At a special  town meeting held on December 16, 1963, electors of the Town of Durham adopted a resolution that created and established a Conservation Commission with the powers and duties provided in Section 7 – 131a of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.