The Conservation Commission is looking for a new member!

Please contact Staff for more information about joining this talented team and to learn more about their dedication to conservation and natural resources protection in Milton.

Update on Town Natural Areas Damage

12/01/17: The recent windstorm in November caused much greater than usual damage to Milton's natural areas including Milton Town Forest, Eagle Mountain, Lamoille River Walk, and Bombardier Park. Hundreds of trees have been cleared by Public Works employees and dedicated volunteers in order to make trails passable - and work continues. The Town of Milton is committed to improving the condition of these trails, however with the winter plowing season here, and storm-related roadside clean-up still to be done in town, other tasks may take priority. While trails and natural areas are not closed, anyone using them should do so with caution and at their own risk. Clean-up may not be fully completed until spring/summer 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

Conservation Commission

Town CC Picture December 2017

Judy Kinner, Dan Gaherty, Bonnie Pease, Laurie DiCesare


The Conservation Commission is a 5-member 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

Conservation commissions help communities protect and enhance their natural resources by undertaking diverse activties.  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; and
  • Advises the Town's legislative/regulatory bodies, such as the Selectboard and Planning Commission.

Members  Term
Dan Gaherty, Chair 2017-2021
Judith Kinner, Vice-Chair 2014-2018
Laurie DiCesare, Clerk
Bonnie Pease 2015-2019

Victor Sinadinoski, Director

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The Conservation Commission holds regular meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM.  Meetings are normally held in the Community Room of the Municipal Building at 43 Bombardier Road.  The public is welcome to attend and share ideas.   


Check out the events page for upcoming activities and meetings.

Friends of the Commission

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Recreation Information & Planning

Milton's Parks, Trails & Facilities

20-Year Recreation Master Plan, 2007-2027

20-Year Recreation Master Plan Map

Milton Town Forest

General Information

Milton Town Forest Brochure

Milton Town Forest Trail Map 2015

Milton Town Forest Management Plan, 2011

Milton Town Forest Management Plan, 2008 (INACTIVE)

Bove Property: Natural Resource Assessment & Land Use Planning Final Report, 2010

Milton Town Forest: Inventory, Assessment & Recommendation, 2003

Milton Town Forest Inventory Maps, 2003

2015 RTP Grant Application

Eagle Mountain Natural Area

General Information

Lake Champlain Land Trust Page

Lake Champlain Land Trust Guided Podcast Walk

Eagle Mountain Natura Area Brochure & Map

Eagle Mountain Natural Area Management Plan, 1998

Eagle Mountain Natural Area: Assessment and Management Recommendation, 2000

Lamoillle Riverwalk

General Information

LaMoille Riverwalk Brochure & Map, 2007

Recreational Pathways Committee

Recreational Pathways Committee Report, 2009

Recreational Pathways Committee Map, 2009

Mapping Resources

Agency of Natural Resources Biofinder

Agency of Natural Resources Natural Resource Atlas

Milton Mapviewer

Our Online Information Table

Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions

Vermont Community Forestry Library

Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program

State of Vermont Current Use Program

State of Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative

Vermont Act 148:  The Universal Recycling Law in Vermont

Trailer Bag It, the Movie

Crochet Vegetable Bag Instructions

Lake Champlain Byway