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 - (January 8, 2021)

Due to Covid-19, the Town Hall Annex is presently closed to the public, but staff is available by appointment. We recommend that you initially contact staff via e-mail as they may be working remotely.

Laurell J. Farinon, PWS, Environmental Planner/Conservation Agent
    • Email: lfarinon@townofrochester.com

Tanya Ventura, Board Administrator
    • Email: Email: tventura@townofrochester.com

The Conservation Commission is accepting applications and meeting remotely using Zoom on regularly scheduled meeting dates and deadlines, which are posted on the Rochester Conservation Commission website. Please contact the Commission office prior to submitting your application, as submittal requirements have been modified due to remote meetings.