Conservation Fund Advisory Committee

The Conservation Fund Advisory Committee exists to evaluate potential projects for general town support and funding through the town’s conservation fund. The Committee will recommend a course of action to the Selectboard, which will then make a final decision on any financial support.

Land Conservation Fund Program Documents:

Project Application for EM Conservation Fund

1989 EM Conservation Fund Formation Document
1995 EM Conservation Fund Advisory Task Force Report
2016 Land Conservation Summit Packet
2016 Land Conservation Summit VT Land Trust Presentation

In the late 1980s/early 1990s the town developed the East Montpelier Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) Program, which provided a methodology to rank the agricultural value of parcels of land. This ranking system has been used by the Committee as a major component in the determination of whether the town should support a particular conservation project.

LESA Documents:

LESA Criteia
LESA Individual Properties
LESA Weighted Owner Contiguous Properties
LESA Misc Documents

Conserved Properties:

Land Conservation Fund Supported Projects Summary Updated October 2016
Properties with Conserved Development Rights Updated October 2016
Conservation and Property Taxes
2015 Protected Lands Map
2016 EM Protected & Public Lands Map

The Committee meets as needed. The Committee’s most recent agendas and minutes may be viewed here:

February 10, 2015 Conservation Fund Advisory Committee Agenda
May 24, 2016 Conservation Fund Advisory Committee Agenda
December 1, 2016 Conservation Fund Advisory Committee Agenda
February 23, 2017 Conservation Fund Advisory Committee Agenda

CFAC Memo Regarding 2017 Town Meeting Conservation Fund Request

December 1, 2016 CFAC Draft Minutes
February 23, 2017 CFAC Draft Minutes

 

Committee Members:

Brian Lusignan
Charles Johnson, Chair
Art Chickering
Bruce Howlett
Ginny Callan
Natalie Chapell