The mission of the Dummerston Conservation Commission is to promote community responsibility and awareness of our conservation needs and to encourage stewardship of the natural habitat.

For news about recent wildlife sightings check out Dummerston Sightings Blog
Share your sightings by posting your photos to Dummerston Sightings. Contact Lynn Levine ( to add your own photos.

Astronomy Program scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th has been cancelled. The new date is March 28th.

 Walks and Trails in Dummerston

This brochure (created by the Dummerston Conservation Commission) is available at local businesses, the town office and on-line (linked above). Thank you to the The Association of Vermont Conservations Commissions, the KOA Campgrounds, the Scott Farm, and Forest*Care for their generous support.

Educational Programs

Many of our educational programs are available on line at the Brattleboro Community Television Website or on BCTV Channel 8 or 10. You can find links to our programs by going to our Projects page and looking under Educational Programs. A link to Part 1 of Windham County:Past, Present and into the Future with Roger Haydock is now available.

Current Projects

Our projects include sponsoring educational programs and Rain Garden oversite. Members are involved in stewardship of Black Mountain, Prospect Mountain, and Dutton Pines State Park. We are monitoring invasive insects and inventorying rare plants.For information on managing invasive plants on your land see Our email outreach connects residents to activities and presentations in the area. In addition the Conservation Commission provides information to the Planning Commission as they work on the town plan, and the commission meets regularly with other local Conservation Commissions.

Wild (Poison) Parsnip

This plant has been found in Dummerston. Its sap can cause painful burns.

The Conservation Commission meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Dummerston Town Office, Dummerston, VT. Anyone who has an interest in supporting the mission of the commission is welcome to attend. Meeting times and place are subject to change. Please check the events listing or call 257-0012 for further information.

Conservation Commission Members
Mary Ellen Copeland-Chair, Ed Anthes, Bill Schmidt, Lynn Levine, John Anderson, Betsy Whittaker, Deborah Ayer, Bill Johnson, Jonathan Royce


Please continue to check the site for the Conservation Commission activities and information about natural Dummerston. The Commission is collecting information and pictures for this site. Please send them to:

For more information about the town of Dummerston, go to

For more information please contact
Mary Ellen Copland at 802 257-0012