CRAC Mission Statement

  1. To develop and implement an educational program on the benefits of conservation restriction agreements.
  2. To assist the Conservation Commission and Planning Board in identifying opportunities within the community for the potential use of conservation restriction agreements.
  3. To assist the Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Board of Selectmen on negotiations relative to the granting of conservation restrictions and to act on behalf of the town in said negotiations including:
    1. Conducting negotiations with landowners desiring to implement a conservation restriction.
    2. Development of conservation restriction agreements that will comply with guidelines issued by the Division of Conservation Services of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
    3. To advise the Board of Selectmen in their decision to sign and approve a conservation restriction.
    4. To establish an inspection schedule to monitor existing conservation restrictions for compliance with the terms of the restrictions.