Charlotte Conservation Commission

The mission of the Charlotte Conservation Commission (CCC) is to support and advocate for the protection and enhancement of Charlotte’s natural and cultural resources. To achieve this mission, we promote public understanding and appreciation of nature and create education and planning tools for resource management. We also consider engagement in the civic life of our town essential and therefore participate in town planning and policy development processes.

The Charlotte Town Plan (TP) and Land Use Regulations (LURs) reflect a strong desire by Charlotters to conserve and protect natural resources.  These two voter-approved documents guide the CCC’s recommendations and actions. The CCC acts in an advisory role to the Development Review Board (DRB) per Vermont Statute 24 V.S.A. § 4505. In this capacity, the CCC:

  • Reviews DRB applications to evaluate how the proposal meets the conservation requirements of the Land Use Regulations and Town Plan. 
  • Prepares and submits reviews for all DRB applications with comments and questions based on the Land Use Regulations and Town Plan.

All are welcome at our meetings, which are posted on this website's Meeting and Agendas Calendar. We hope to engage more Charlotters in our work, and are especially looking for folks with:
    • Personal experience with natural history and land conservation
    • Natural resource planning and policy
    • Environmental or biological sciences
    • Environmental outreach and education
    • GIS mapping & engineering
    • Familiarity with legal aspects of conservation
    • Sustainable agriculture
    • Community development

Please join us at our meetings or contact us at conservation@townofcharlotte.com . We look forward to your participation!