The Conservation Commission administers the Mass. Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Ch. 131 §40) and the Topsfield General Wetlands Bylaw (Ch. 62).  Any activity within 100 feet of any wetland resource area or 200 feet of a perennial stream requires review and may require a permit from the Conservation Commission.   

Click here to contact the Conservation Commission (to both Administrator and Admin. Assistant)

2020 Meeting Dates and Filing Deadlines

  • Please Note: only one meeting in July, August, and December

You may call the Conservation Department on the morning of a meeting to get updates (e.g. to learn of requests to continue hearings, etc.).

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Heidi Gaffney Conservation Administrator
Theresa Coffey Recording Secretary
Susan Winslow Sr. Admin. Asst.

Commission Members

Name Title
Dodds Shamroth Chair
Nicholas Betts Vice-Chair
Holger Luther Member
Jen DiCarlo Member