Conservation Commission

Photo by Anthony Esposito

The Conservation Commission is responsible for identifying natural resources and properties in Bethany that are worthy of preservation.

It acts in an advisory capacity to the Planning and Zoning Commission, visiting and evaluating properties undergoing subdivision review to determine open space set asides and natural, historical or archeological resources worthy of preservation.

Members

Brain Eitzer

Catherine Rives

Lisa Tavolacci

Shaukat Khan

Staff

Rotating, Secretary

Contact

Conservation Commission

Bethany Town Hall

40 Peck Road

Bethany, CT 06524-3338

203-393-0821 (fax) Att: Bethany Conservation Commission

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Commission Activities & Conservation News

The Commission is currently updating the Open Space Plan and revised its maps in June 2003. Preserved properties within the town include:

 

List of town land and easements acquired since the Open Space Plan was completed in 1998

1998

Betkoski (back taxes)

Beacon Road

12.0

1998

Sperry (back taxes)

Woodcutter’s Drive

4.7

1998

Town property (back taxes)

Gaylord Mountain Road

1.0

1998

Town property (back taxes)

Luke Hill Road

3.0

1998

Lewis (donation)

Seymour Road

11.5

1998

Town property (back taxes)

Miller Road

3.0

1999

Monument Stables (purchase)

Beacon Road

94.1

1999

Brinsmade (purchase)

Old Fairwood Road

15.3

2000

Hinman (donation)

Amity Road

0.1

2000

Clover Nook Farm easement (purchase)

Fairwood Road

17.9

2001

Tudor Village easement (set-aside)

Judd Hill Road

4.2

2002

Watch Hill (set-aside)

Mesa Drive 4.4

 

2002

Bear Ridge Estates (set-aside)

Bachelor Oak Road

0.9

2003

Valley Estates (set-aside)

Earley Court

6.4

TOTAL TOWN LAND & EASEMENTS

497.5

 
 

Trust land & easements prior to 1998

276.1

1998

Hein Property (donation)

Carrington Road

6.7

1998

Hein Trail Easements (donation)

Carrington Road

4.0

1998

Split Rock Trail Easement (set-aside)

Split Rock Road

0.8

1998

Hershman’s Hollow (donation)

Litchfield Turnpike

2.2

1998

Podgwaite Preserve (donation)

Carrington and Cheshire roads

8.0

1998

Hunt Welch Conservation Easement (donation)

Sperry and Carrington roads

18.4

1999

Rodell’s Roost for Robins (donation)

Falls Road

3.4

2000

Hunt Welch Preserve North easement (donation)

Carrington Road

3.5

2001

Bethany Farms land (set-aside)

Bethany Farms Road et al

25.4

TOTAL TRUST LAND & EASEMENTS

348.5

 
 

Birmingham Utilities prior to 1998

468.0

2001

Grieger Property .

Virginia Rail Drive

8.7

TOTAL BIRMINGHAM UTILITIES LAND

476.7

 
 

Regional Water Authority prior to 1998

3,066.0

1998

Hinman Property (purchase)

Amity Road

49.1

1998

Hein Property (purchase)

Carrington Road

49.5

2001

Berry Property (purchase)

Sargent Drive

18.8

2002

Brinsmade Property (purchase)

Hatfield Hill Road

15.7

2002

Bennedetti Property (purchase)

Wooding Hill Road

11.8

2002

Bennedetti Easement (purchase)

Wooding Hill Road

3.2

2002

Martucci Property (purchase) 

Carrington Road

2.7

2002

Pollock Property (purchase)

Carrington Road

2.8

2003

Guerra Property (purchase)

Wooding Hill Road

5.3

2003

Hauer Easement (purchase)

Wooding Hill Road

2.7

Total Regional Water Authority Land & Easements

3,227.7

 
 

State land prior to 1998

529.7

1999

Egger Property (purchase)

Beacon Road

27.0

2001

Arpine Property (purchase)

Brooks Road

20.0

TOTAL STATE LAND

576.7

 
 
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