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

Administrative Assistant   Nicole L. Croteau
Phone                                  413-967-9648 x113
Office Hours                       Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00pm (Lunch 1-2pm)
Mailing Address                126 Main Street, Ware, MA  01082
The Conservation Commission is located within the Building Dept Office

Conservation Agent            John M. Prenosil        

Please note the Conservation Agent is available by appointment only!
Please contact Nicole at the number above. Thank you


2022 Meeting Dates and Deadlines - Click Here

2023 Meeting Dates and Deadlines - Click Here

Next Scheduled Meeting is:
November 09, 2022, starting at 6:30pm.
Click Here for Agenda

(May have to download Zoom File to participate in meeting)
Meeting ID:   811 9653 1224
Passcode:       01082
Phone Number by Location: (Please MUTE phones immediately)
New York: 1-929-205-6099
Chicago: 1-312-626-6799


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