Dear Amherst Citizens,
On behalf of the Amherst Conservation Commission (ACC), I would like to thank all of you who voted on June 8th in favor of acquiring additional open space here in Amherst. We are fortunate to have a community that places a high value on the protection of wildlife habitat, water resources and the rural aesthetic that makes Amherst special. Your support of Warrant Article #22 will enable the ACC and the Town to offer a meaningful conservation option to owners of undeveloped parcels when they are considering selling their property. The selection criteria derived from our Conservation Plan will assure that only properties offering the highest ecological value, water protection and associated natural resource conservation are acquired.
We look forward to continuing the conservation mission entrusted to the ACC by the Town and State, and confirmed by your recent vote.
With many thanks.
Chair, Amherst Conservation Commission