The Conservation Commission was created to keep an inventory defining the Town’s open space and to evaluate those lands for their proper and potential use.
We will also seek to advise in the development, management, protection and conservation of our natural resources and to coordinate our activities with existing Town committees, commissions and departments and with other conservation bodies.
2018 Open Space in New Canaan Executive Summary
2018 New Canaan Open Space Map
Town Open Space 11-20-2018
Open Space Greenway Map
Bristow Bird & Wildwood Preserve
Bristow Audubon Assessment
St. Francis Bristow Bird Sanctuary
Bristow Sanctuary New Canaan, CT Final
Preview of "Op-Ed Celebrating Bristow Bird Sanctuary and Wildwood Preserve
Preview of "Op-Ed Remembrances of Bristow Bird Sanctuary
Conservation Commission Lays Out Broad Vision for Restoring 'New Canaan's Historic Nature Park"
Wildlife in Crisis released four Bluebirds and a Cedar Waxwing at the Bristow Preserve Photos
NEMO CRI Presentation
Open Space Planning Presentation
Water Quality in New Canaan
Chris Schipper, Chairman
Susan Sweitzer, Secretary
Cameron E. Hutchins
The Conservation Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month. The normal start time for the meeting is 6:30 p.m.. The meetings are held in the Board Room at Town Hall.
DEP's 2009 Great Park Pursuit