The Bradford Conservation Commission (BCC) was officially established in 1990, when its first set of by-laws were approved by the Bradford Selectboard. This 9-member board is made up of community volunteers who serve for 3-year terms. The BCC meets at the Bradford Academy at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, and all meetings are open to the public.
According to VT Statute, the functions of the BCC are to:
INVENTORY the Town’s natural resources
CONSERVE forest land and farm land, either through purchase or by assisting private landowners to conserve their own lands
MANAGE town-owned conserved lands through active stewardship
REPRESENT the public’s interest with regard to protecting natural and social resources and make recommendations to the Selectboard and Planning Commission
EDUCATE and INFORM the public regarding issues that have an impact on natural and social resources
The BCC has 3 standing committees that work to carry out its functions, plus temporary committees are established to complete short-term projects as they arise. All committees are made up of BCC members and interested individuals from the community.
CONSERVATION FUND COMMITTEE raises funds from land conservation projects
STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE coordinates volunteers to construct and maintain trails on the Town-owned Wrights MT land