- 6:30 p.m.
- 4th Tuesday of every month
The public is welcome to attend and share ideas.
- Dan Gaherty, Chair
Term expires: 2025
- Laurie DiCesare, Clerk
Term expires: 2023
- Bonnie Pease
Term expires: 2023
- William Pikul, Vice-Chair
Term expires: 2024
The Conservation Commission is an advisory commission 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
Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been spotted in municipalities throughout Vermont and in towns neighboring Milton. Following EAB’s discovery in South Hero, Milton is now considered to be within an infestation area. The Town of Milton’s Planning Department and Conservation Commission are preparing for EAB’s arrival and how to deal with it. If you believe that you have identified an EAB, please email the town’s tree warden, Kris Dulmer.
To aid in planning for the arrival of the EAB, the town’s tree warden conducted a survey of Milton’s ash trees in the town’s right-of-ways and along town trails. Please see the following link for the results of the inventory: Ash Tree Inventory (PDF). This inventory and the town’s Emerald Ash Borer Advisory Pla (PDF) will assist with managing the town’s ash in light of EAB.
Read Emerald Ash Borer: Vermont Invasives (PDF) to help you better understand signs of EAB.
Downed Trees on Town Trails
If you notice any downed trees or any other problems on Milton’s trails, please complete a Trail Problem Report Form (PDF) and e-mail Cymone Haiju, Planning and Zoning Director. You can also drop off the form at the Milton Municipal Building or call the Planning Department at 802-893-1186.