“The mission of the Open Space Committee is to use the Open Space Plan as a guide to work with residents, other town committees, land trusts, conservation groups, state offices, local officials and state officials in preserving vital land in Shutesbury through education, conservation awareness, conservation restrictions, development restrictions and/or purchase; to work with the above mentioned organizations to seek out funding sources; to revise the open space plan as needed through an open process and to help the town find land that is on the market that would be of interest to the Plan; to work with the Town in helping to develop and review a Town wide Master Plan.”
The 2015 Open Space & Recreation Plan has been approved by the Department of Conservation Services, and is valid through March 2019. Paper copies are available at the Library and the Town Clerk's office.
Digital copies of the approved current plan and maps are available through the links below.
- Map 1 - Regional Context (4.6 mbytes)
- Map 3 - Zoning (1 mbyte)
- Map 4A - Bedrock Geology (1.5 mbytes)
- Map 4B - Surficial Geol (1.4 mbytes)
- Map 4C - Soils
- Map 5 - Unique Features (3.8 mbytes)
- Map 6 - Water Resources (2 mbytes)
- Map 7 - Inventory of Lands of Conservation & Recreation Interest (2.3 mbytes)
- Map 8 - Action Plan (2 mbytes)
- Map A1 - Historic 1830 Map
- Map A2 - 1830 Forest and Mills Map
- Map C - 2005 Land Use
- Map D - Existing Infrastructure
- Map F1 - Vegetation Map (1 mbyte)
- Map F2 - Fish & Wildlife (6.5mb)
- Map F3 - BioMap2 (1.2mb)
- Map F4 - Habitat of Potential Regional or Statewide Importance (1 mbyte)
- vacant -, Chairperson
Sue Essig, Vice-chairperson
Usually the third Thursday each month, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall.