What's New - The Conservation Press

Click on a link below to see recent activities of the commission.

This 11x17 map shows the largest area of contiguous open space in Ridgefield.  The total acreage of the Pine Mountain,Hemlock Hills/Lake Windwing, Bennett's Pond State Park, and Pierrepont State Park is about 1,600 acres, and is now possible to traverse them all with only two road crossings.  The map is available in the Conservation Commission office.

  • The 2016 Ridgefield Walk Book – Available Now!

Ridgefield Walk Book FrontThe popular Ridgefield Walk Book is your best guide to the many walking trails throughout the town’s open spaces. It was updated in 2016 and is in color such that the many trail maps are easier to read. It will be available at the Conservation Commission office in the Town Hall Annex and at several locations around town (e.g., Books on the Common, Squashs). Proceeds from the sale of this book will be added to the Conservation Commission’s Open Space Conservation Fund for the purchase of open space land in Ridgefield.


  • Conservation Ranger Program - Sign Up Now!

 The commission has been working on habitat preservation and open space acquisition since its inception and has a trail maintenance and development program aided by Rangers who watch over the properties under our custody. We could not meet our mandate without the devoted work of our rangers. Read this and see how you can become a Conservation Commission Ranger.