Rochester has a long history of preserving important ecological, agricultural, cultural and water supply resources for future generations. The Rochester Conservation Commission & Town Forest Committee is responsible for protecting Rochester's natural resources, managing the Town Forest & Conservation lands, environmental and open space planning, and administering state and local wetlands statutes.

COVID-19 Update

Pursuant to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's issuance of a stay-at-home advisory for the Commonwealth and direction from the Rochester Board of Selectmen, the Conservation Office is closed until further notice. Telephone call inquiries may be directed to 508-763-5421 (x206) and will be accessed remotely. Return calls will be in the order that they were received. Please direct all e-mail inquiries to lfarinon@townofrochester.com. Until further notice, Rochester Conservation Staff will be working remotely and Rochester Public Meetings will be held remotely. Instructions on how to access the public meeting(s) will be added as details are made available. Public participation will be posted with notices for those meetings. Hoping that you are safe, and we look forward to a return to our normal routine once the advisory is lifted.

Rochester Conservation Commission