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This department is here to answer any questions regarding Conservation needs.


  Conservation Agent:  John M. Prenosil      Please note the Conservation Agent is available by appointment only!

For Assistance please contact Kristen at the number below. Thank you


  Administrative Assistant: Kristen Jacobsen   Phone: 413-967-9648 x 120
  Email: Mailing Address:  126 Main Street, Ware, MA  01082
  Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00pm  

The Conservation Commission is located within the Planning & Community Department (PCD Dept) Office



Conservation Member Title Term Expiration (June 30th)
Mark Swett Chairman 2024
Thomas Barnes Vice Chairman 2023
Kristin Rosenbeck Member 2025
Dennis Cote Member 2025
Peter Topor, IV Member 2023

All application fees and fees associated with filing such as certified abutters list, abutters notifications, legal ads, etc. are the direct responsibility of the Applicant/Owner.  All fees to the Department must be paid by check or money order.  We are unable to accept cash.

The Conservation Commission accepts abutter notifications to be sent either by USPS Certified Mail (Green Cards with signatures) or Certificate of Mailing (White Cards).  Forms can be found at your local USPS. 

Proof of mailing and legal advertisement is required prior to opening the public hearing.

As of August 11, 2021: Abutters for RDA applications do not need to be notified.  The Commission has waived this requirement until further notice.


Ware Conservation Wetland Bylaw Conservation Site Inspection Form DEP Wetland Forms
General Information Plan Requirements Wetland Consultants
Conservation Filing Fees RDA Check List Forest Stewardship Programs
Example of Legal Ad       RDA Application Packet Endangered Species - MESA
Example of Abutters Notice   NOI Check List Natural Heritage - NHESP
Abutters Request Form NOI Application Packet 15th Ed. Natural Heritage Maps