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.
New Natural History Featured Content from the CAC!
Articles written by CAC members will be added periodically and housed in the CAC's Documents library under Natural History Articles, and linked to the right of (or directly below) this text box.
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 2023 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
Recording Secretary: Betsy Keokosky (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)