Town Committees

Conservation Commission

Aaron Weed, Chair
Home: 802-889-3282
Email: aaron.weed@gmail.com

Other members are Betsy Gaiser, Butch Howe and Isaac Sacca. Please contact Aaron is you are interested in becoming a member.

Tunbridge’s conservation commission was established in 2017. Its general mission is to:
• advise the town and public on natural resource topics and issues
• coordinate activities that promote natural resource education and stewardship
• promote stewardship and outreach of local trail usage and maintenance


Steve Faccio of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies is leading a Vernal Pool Identification Workshop on April 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is sponsored by the Tunbridge Conservation Commission and the Upper Valley Sierra Club. Follow this link to learn more.


Recent Conservation Commission meetings:

March 6, 2018
Agenda | Minutes

Nov. 27, 2017
Agenda | Minutes

Follow this link to see agendas and minutes from prior Conservation Commission meetings.


Fuel Loan Assistance Committee

Ben Wolfe, Chair
Home: 802-889-9467
Email: Tunbridge.Fuel.Assistance@gmail.com

Our Committee’s mission is to steward the use of the Fuel Assistance Loan Fund for no-interest loans to Tunbridge residents, allowing them to get the fuel they need and to pay this large expense over a longer period of time. The goal is to keep our community strong and connected, and to make sure that everyone has the ability to stay warm. This means changing and to do things better.

This is a service offered to help residents of Tunbridge just like you. The Committee can point you to resources, and will consider loan applications when a resident has exhausted other available resources (including state fuel assistance). Donations can be given directly to the Town Treasurer, or mailed to Town Treasurer; PO Box 6; Tunbridge, VT 05077. Include “Fuel Assistance Donation” in the subject line. We want to do this better, and look forward to looking at ways that we can reach more people who are struggling financially in the cold months. With the support of the Town Energy Committee, we are looking to make connections with COVER for support in weatherizing homes. Interest has been growing for a community woodbank, keeping heating affordable and dollars local at the same time we are relying more on our productive forests, and less on fossil fuels far away. Look for meetings coming up in the coming weeks and months. Do you have wood you could contribute? Do you have labor and experience to help cut and move it? Do you need some extra wood? Let us know.

If you are interested in applications, you can check out the Fuel Assistance Group on the Town Website, or you can feel free to contact any member of the Fuel Assistance Committee. Currently, the members include Sue Barnaby, Betsy Sponable, Helen O’Donnell, Anne Mallary, David Wolfe, Joanne Goodnow, Ben Wolfe, Shari Murawski, and our Town Treasurer, Rebecca Hoyt. Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, or your interest to apply or help us out. There are lots for things we can do as a community to help one another through cold weather and touch economic times. Consider joining us at the meeting!


Recent Fuel Loan Assistance Committee meetings:

Nov. 16, 2017
Agenda | Minutes

Follow this link to see agendas and minutes from prior Fuel Loan Assistance Committee meetings.


Town Forest Committee

Chair: Gary Mullen. Members: Brenda Field, Dave Kimball, Lee Lawrence, Larry Mengedoht, Fred Pond and Rudi Ruddell.

The committee schedules meetings for the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Town Offices. It is not uncommon for meetings to be cancelled if there are no pressing matters or there is not a quorum. Contact Rudi Ruddell with questions, 802-889-9822 or druddell@yahoo.com

Tunbridge Town Forest Mission:
The Tunbridge Town Forest is sustainably managed for multiple uses for the benefit of current and future generations of Tunbridge residents and visitors. Management activities seek to enhance and protect various environmental and economic resources such as wildlife, water, educational and recreational experiences, cultural/historic sites, and wood products. Through an adaptive and scientific management approach, the Town’s stewardship of this property will serve as a demonstration model and inspiration for other landowners.


Recent Town Forest Committee meetings:

Jan. 19, 2018
Agenda | Minutes

Follow this link to see agendas and minutes from prior Forest Committee meetings.


2011 Tunbridge Town Forest Management Plan
(links to read or download):

Maps of the forest lots
Powerpoint presentation
The Plan