Conservation Commission Minutes

Jun 032021

Braintree Conservation Commission meeting of 26 May 2021


Attending: Paul Shriver, Linda Morse, Gina Logan, Sanders Stephens, Joan Richmond-Hall


Minutes of the April meeting were approved unanimously.


EAB public outreach and education:

  • Paul and Sandy affixed EAB awareness posters from UVM extension to ash trees in Braintree. Gina wrote a short article for the Herald and the CC hosted an opportunity for the public to ask EAB questions at the Town Offices.


Invasives work day planned at the Riford Brook site for 9 – 11 am on Wed June 9th.

  • We’ll be pulling chervil and Japanese knowtweed.


Town forest?

  • We discussed the possibility of creating a Braintree Town Forest from acreage at the top of the Northfield Mtns in northwestern Braintree.
  • We’ll invite Zac Freeman to our next meeting to discuss his organization’s interest and thoughts.


July meeting?

  • Invite Jens Hilke and county forester to discuss potential CC activities including those regarding potential town forest.


Next meeting: 7 pm on 23 June by Zoom ID 486 481 0868



/s/ Joan Richmond-Hall


Nov 302020

Braintree Conservation Commission minutes of 25 Nov 2020 Attending: Paul Shriver, Sanders Stephen, Linda Morse, Gina Logan, Joan Richmond-Hall Meeting convened on Zoom at 7:05 pm. Minutes of the September meeting approved. We discussed potential ideas for a winter meeting that could be shared with neighboring conservation commissions and the public.  Winter birding  … Read more >>

Jul 012020

Braintree CC Meeting of 24 June 2020   Attendees: Paul Shriver, Gina Logan, Linda Morse,   Convened at 7:10 pm   Minutes of 27 May were approved unanimously.   Linda and Tom Cooch worked at the Thayer Brook area pulling chervil and knotweed. The carpeting has been successful in suppressing growth. Much remains to be … Read more >>

Apr 252020

Braintree, VT Conservation Commission Minutes, 04/22/2020 Present: (by teleconference) Gina Logan, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen, Joan Richmond-Hall   Agenda: Public comment—none at this time Approval of March minutes—there was no March meeting, so no minutes to approve Information from Joan re: DEC/PFOAS and Randolph sewage treatment plant: deferred to May meeting Introductions: Gina … Read more >>

Feb 272020

Braintree CC minutes of 26 Feb 2020 meeting   Attending: Linda Morse, Joan Richmond-Hall, Sandy Stephens, Paul Shriver   Convened at 7:05 pm   WRP will be doing a presentation on 11 March at 6:30 RTCC in conjunction with Randolph and Brookfield’s CC. Looking for a donation of cookies.   Should we have a speaker … Read more >>

Sep 302019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Unapproved Minutes Present:  Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen      Guest:  Paige Greenfield, Planner at Two Rivers-Ottaquechee Regional Commission Mr. Cooch called the meeting to order at 7:00 No Public comments Two Rivers-Ottaquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) Presentation Ms. Greenfield enumerated the various ways in which TRORC might be … Read more >>

Jul 252019

Braintree Conservation Commission Attending:       Joan Richmond-Hall, Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver Convened at 7:03 pm Approval of June minutes postponed until next month. 2018 knotweed spraying inspection tour with Gerald Kinney: this Friday 26 July 2019 beginning at 8 am at the town offices. Poison parsnip progress: Tom has been back and pulled ‘remainers’ … Read more >>

Jul 152019

Attending:      Tom Cooch, Sandy Stephens, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall Convened at 7:05 pm Minutes of the March meeting approved. Setting work dates: Controlling poison parsnip along Route 12 Sunday 23 June, 9 am at the end of Peth Road; bring lunch! Invasives control at Thayer Brook Rd. Friday 31 May, 9 am … Read more >>

Jul 012019

Present:  Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Joan Richmond–Hall, Paul Shriver Mr. Cooch called the meeting to order at 7:07 No Public comments The minutes for the May 22, 2019, meeting were approved as written. 2019 Knotweed Spraying Inspection The Selectboard had forgotten that Mr. Cooch met with them on April 2 and declared the Conservation Commission’s … Read more >>

Apr 012019

Braintree Conservation Commission Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Unapproved Minutes   Present:  Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Joan Richmond–Hall, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen,   No Public comments Five items were added to the agenda. The minutes for the January 9, 2019, meeting were not available for approval.   Election of Officers Tom was reelected chair, Sandy vice-chair, … Read more >>