Conservation Commission

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sherman Conservation Commission is to protect the natural environment of Sherman and all of its resources. The commission's statutory obligation is to make environmental impact reports on proposed subdivisions, which will be submitted to the Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Working with the Sherman Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission to protect local surface and subsurface water resources.
  • Educating ourselves as Commissioners about conservation principles and best practices, thereby enabling the Commission to be a reliable source of accurate and up to date information for applicants and residents.
  • Working with the Planning and Zoning Commission to strengthen the Sherman zoning code to preserve and protect open space, prime farmland, ridgelines, scenic vistas/sites and historical areas.
  • Educating the general public about environmental threats to native species and their associated habitats; the challenge posed by invasive species; the importance of preserving our agricultural heritage and viable local farming, and the health of the overall environment.
  • Periodically reviewing and updating the town's Natural Resource Inventory and compiling an inventory of town open space resources and creating a plan for their management.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Conservation Commission
Mallory Town Hall
9 Rt 39 North
P.O. Box 39
Sherman, Connecticut 06784

Conservation Commission Members

William McCann, Commission Chairperson
Patricia Bailey, Commission Vice Chairperson
Mike LaVia, Commissioner
Colette Shulman, Commissioner
Rolf Martin, Commissioner
Michele McKinnon, Commissioner
Christine Branson, Clerk

* There two are vacancies on this Commission

Meeting Dates

The Conservation Commission holds their meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Mallory Town Hall. The dates for 2020 are as folows:

January 13, 2021                                                                      

February 10, 2021                                                                             

March 10, 2021                                                                                             

April 14, 2021                                                                          

May 12, 2021                                                                                    

June 9, 2021                                                                                    

July14, 2021                                                                                       

August  11, 2021                                                                               

September 8, 2021                                                                             

October 13, 2021                                                                              

November 10, 2021                                                                           

December 8, 2021

2018 Natural Resources Inventory

The Conservation Commission has recently completed the Sherman Natural Resources Inventory Report and Recommendations .  Below is a link to the report and printed copies are available in the Planning & Zoning Office for  $10.00.

2018 Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations

Land Use Commissions Information Sheet

Land Use Information

Resolution of the Town of Sherman Conservation Commission