Conservation Commission

Meeting Information


  • Marta Nover - Member
  • Sarah Wells - Member
  • Matthew Teto - Member
  • Walker Powell - Conservation Agent

Who Are We & What We Do

The Orange Conservation Commission is a volunteer town board that administers the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) which protects all water and wetland resources, sensitive natural areas, and species. The Conservation Agent provides staff support to the Commission and guides applicants through the permitting process.

Our goals are to:

  • Conserve natural resources for present and future generations
  • Identify natural resources in the Town
  • Assist in developing and conserving parks, natural areas, farms, and forests
  • Establish and maintain recreational trails
  • Protect native animal and plant species
  • Assist in the acquisition of properties for the preservation of open space
  • Assist residents in the understanding of WPA regulations and the application of the regulations to various projects


Please review the detailed application instructions in the Guide to Permitting with the Town of Orange Conservation Commission. All applications can be filed through by following the link at the bottom of the page. For assistance with your permit application or to make an appointment to meet with the Agent in-person to apply through the kiosk, call the number below.

How to Reach Us

  • Phone: 978-544-1105, ext. 6
  • Email

For Online Permitting

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