Conservation Commission

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)

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
Susan Winslow Admin. Assistant
Theresa Coffey Recording Secretary

Commission Members

Name Title
Cheryl Jolley Chair
Dodds Shamroth Vice-Chair
Holger Luther Member
Jim Carroll Member
Jen DiCarlo Member