Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Town of Danby, New York

Town Clerk Hours M-F 11–4
Town Hall 607-277-4788
Town Court 607-277-0095

Conservation Advisory Council

The CAC consists of nine appointed members, each of whom serve a two-year term.

The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) was created by the Town of Danby in June, 2010, and first met in January, 2011. Its purpose and authority, structure and membership, and funding are described in Resolution 2010-082.

One of the ways the Conservation Advisory Council helps to protect land in Danby is through the Danby Conservation Easement Program. The CAC is searching for landowners interested in preserving and protecting their land from future development. The Danby conservation easement is a flexible way for landowners to protect their land in perpetuity – forever, in a word. A CAC member works with the landowner to help them determine the desired level of protection. Ownership and use remain with the landowner, but easement limitations pass on with sale of the property to future owners.

Protect your land in perpetuity with a conservation easement for your land. Please email the CAC for guidance.

The Conservation Advisory Council meets every month on the second Tuesday at 7pm. See upcoming meetings to the right (or below) or view the Town’s full events calendar. Meeting agendas and minutes are archived in the CAC Meetings 2024 document library (see below).

Aside from monthly meetings, the CAC also hosts educational programming from time to time. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and see the Educational Programming archive folder for previously held events.

Current Members of the CAC

The Chair of the CAC is appointed annually

Margaret Corbit, Co- Chair, term ends 12/2024

Joel Gagnon, term ends 12/2023

Katharine Hunter, term ends 12/2024

Brittany Lagaly, term ends 12/2023

Jonathan Zisk, Co-Chair, term ends 12/2024

Renee Owens, term end 12/2023

Don Schauffler, term ends 12/2024

Anne Klingensmith, term ends 12/2025


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Ithaca, New York 14850

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Phone: 607-277-0095

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