Jane Roberts
38 North Ferry Road
PO Box 970
Shelter Island, NY 11964
Phone (631) 749-0758


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conservation advisory council

In New York State, Conservation Advisory Councils are established to advise in the development, management and protection of the Town's natural resources. To this end, specific areas of concern for a CAC are to conduct research in land resources in the community via appropriate media, maintain an inventory of all Town Open Space, including marsh lands, and recommend ecologically suitable uses for such lands in places.  A CAC must also maintain accurate recording of such activities.  The Council's role is purely advisory, primarily to the Town Board, meaning the CAC has no decision-making authority by right.  Instead, a Town Board will look to a CAC to provide advice and technical support on such matters as proposals affecting change to:  salt and fresh water wetlands, the Island's aquifer and woodlands, use of major parcels of open space and management of Town lands. The CAC also has responsibility for recommending properties for inclusion in the Shelter Island Nature Preserve and developing land management plans for parcels included in the system. One of the CAC's major functions is education, to increase community awareness and involvement in the protection of our natural resources in a manner consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

Acceptable Plants Salt Water Near Shore

Acceptable Plants Fresh Water Wetlands Regulated Area

Invasive Plant Species List

Council Members
Ed Bausman - Chairman (9-20-20)
Paulette Van Vranken - Member (9-20-19)
Mark Cappellino - Member (9-20-19)
Peder Larsen - Member (9-20-19)
John Reilly - Member (9-20-19)
Howard Johansen - Member (9-20-19)
Paul Shepherd - Town Liaison
Jim Colligan -Town Liaison
Jane Roberts, Clerk

2019 CALENDAR - Meets Mondays - 7:30 pm

January 14, 2019
February 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 10, 2019
July 8, 2019
August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
October NO meeting (Columbus Day)
November NO meeting (Veterans Day)
December 9, 2019

2019 Minutes
January 14, 2019
March 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 10,2019
August 12, 2019

2018 Minutes

March 12, 2018  
April 9, 2018  
May 14, 2018   
June 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
November 12, 2018
December 10, 2018

2016-2017 Minutes