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.

A Practical Guide for Near-Shore Living

Recommended Native Planting List

Invasive Plant Species List

Council Members
Ed Bausman - Chairman (9-20-18)
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

2018 CALENDAR - Meets Mondays - 7:30 pm

January 8th meeting is cancelled
February No meeting
March 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 14, 2018
June 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 15, 2018
November 12, 2018
December 10, 2018

2017 Minutes

March 13, 2017 
April 10, 2017 
May 8, 2017

2016 Minutes
January 25, 2016
February 22, 2016
March 21, 2016
May 16, 2016
June 20, 2016