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Conservation Commission/
Inland Wetlands

The Conservation Commission was established in 1964 “for the development and conservation of natural resources in Redding.” It maintains an index of both public and private open space land areas and has established trails for hiking, riding, and cross-country skiing.

The Conservation Commission consists of seven members appointed by the First Selectman. They are appointed to four year terms which run November 1st to October 31st.

The Committee prepares the Open Space Plan as a supplement to the Town Plan of Conservation and Development, including an updated open space map.  The plan is updated every ten years.

The Conservation Commission also authorizes the Town’s Deer Management Program, an annual controlled bow hunt.

Inland Wetlands Commission

In 1973, the Conservation Commission was authorized by the Town of Redding to act as its Inland Wetland Commission and promulgate regulations to protect Inland Wetlands and Watercourses. These regulations describe what activities are considered “Regulated Activities” and define the inland wetland areas within the Town. The Commission periodically updates the Inland Wetland mapping available at the Old Town House.

The Conservation/Inland Wetlands Commission meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Town House (or as posted).

Inland Wetland Regulations, Licenses and Applications

All regulated activities require an Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Application. This application, if approved, provides the applicant with a five-year license to conduct the regulated activity described in the applications – subject to limitations and/or conditions set as part of the application approval process.

To download the Redding Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations and applications and instructions, click here to visit the Forms page and scroll down to the Conservation section.


Inland Wetlands/Zoning Enforcement

Aimee Pardee, Zoning and Wetlands Enforcement
100 Hill Road, Redding Town Hall
phone: 203-938-8517

Conservation Office

Carol Keil
Old Town House
23 Cross Highway
phone: 203-938-2185


Conservation Commission


David R. Pattee, Chair
Stuart H. Green
William M. Hill
Tina M. Miller
Wallace G. Perlman
Susan Robinson



John McLaren

John McLaren

Open Space Manager

John McLaren is the Town of Redding’s Open Space Manager.  The position is funded 50-50 by the Town of Redding and the Redding Land Trust.

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