Conservation Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Community Room
    43 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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  • 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


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. This means it will be coming soon to Milton (if it's not already here). The Town of Milton's Planning Department and Conservation Commission are preparing for EAB's arrival and how to deal with it. If you think EAB is on your property, please get in touch with the Planning Department and we can get you connected to experts. If you notice EAB on town property, please inform us.

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 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)