Conservation Department

The Conservation Department staff are responsible for the day to day operation of the Conservation Commission. This includes:

  • Reviewing applications for work near wetlands, as well as drafting, issuing, and monitoring wetland permits to ensure compliance with the Wetlands Protection Act
  • Providing residents with education and outreach information on the wetland permitting process
  • Managing Weston’s 1,800 acres of Conservation Land
  • Administering a number of land management contracts
  • Conducting baseline documentation of conservation land and Conservation Restrictions
  • Monitoring conservation land for encroachments, and 
  • Collaborating with Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) for trail management and education
  • Collaborating with Land’s Sake, Inc. for community farming and education, sustainable forestry, and maple sugaring