Conservation Commission


The Conservation Commission reviews, approves, and regulates all proposed activity which may have an impact on any resource under its jurisdiction. They review plans for activities, including new development and redevelopment, that may affect our wetlands; impose conditions to ensure that those activities do not cause erosion or pollution that would harm the waters or wetlands; and seek opportunities to increase and improve open space in the Town. The Commission also is charged with overseeing the Salem Town Forest.


The public is welcome to attend meetings!

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Term Expires
Ruth Tanner IsaksChairApril 2024
Georgia BrustVice ChairApril 2025
Claire Karibian
SecretaryApril 2024
Linda HarveyMemberApril 2026
Caitlin FitzpatrickMemberApril 2025
D.J. BettencourtTown Council Representative
Glen EdwardsAlternateApril 2026
Don Marotte
AlternateApril 2024
Lorie Ball
April 2025
Keith StramagliaTown Council Representative (Alternate)

The Commission consists of 5 resident members, 1 representative from the Town Council, and 2 residents serving as alternates. Members are appointed by the Town Council annually for 3-year terms.

  1. Crayton Brubaker

    Community Development Program Manager