The Bernardston Conservation Commission


  The Conservation Commission oversees the local implementation of the state Wetlands Protection Act which serves to protect the eight interests associated with wetlands. The eight interests as defined in the Wetlands Protection Act are:

  • Protection of public and private water supply.
  • Protection of groundwater supply.
  • Prevention of pollution.
  • Storm damage prevention.
  • Flood control.
  • Protection of land containing shellfish.
  • Protection of fisheries.
  • Protection of wildlife habitat.


The Commission may be contacted through the Conservation Agent, Cassie Tragert or through attendance of a meeting.

Bernardston Conservation Agent
Cassie Tragert
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Phone: 978-483-8963


  • Typically the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm unless otherwise noted. (Schedule Available Below)
  • Location: Held at the Bernardston Town Hall
  • 38 Church Street, Bernardston, MA 01337
    • Contact the Conservation Agent for access to hearing files as well as the latest agenda/meeting minutes.


  • Jacob Dolinger, Chair
  • Bill Hill
  • Kerry Baird
  • Andrew Rawcliffe

    The Commission is seeking additional Commissioners! Are you interested in helping the town in ensuring new development projects are in compliance with the Wetlands Protection Act? The Conservation Commission is looking for additional members to the Commission who are interested in wetlands, environmental concerns, and giving back to the community through public service. Experience in engineering, wetlands science, stormwater, and/or other related fields is preferred, but NOT required! Simply a genuine interest in protecting our wetland resources is enough!

Permitting Resources

  If you are completing a construction project which proposes impacts to wetland resource areas jurisdictional to the Conservation Commission and would like to submit a permit application, utilize the following resources below. Please also feel free to contact the Conservation Agent for more detailed assistance.