About Us

Berkshire Conservation District (BCD) is a state-mandated agency whose mission is to support local agriculture and environmental sustainability in Berkshire County through education, in cooperation with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

NRCS helps farmers and other landowners improve and protect their natural resources and provides landowners with technical and financial assistance to plan and implement conservation practices on private farm and forest lands.

Conservation Districts play an important role in the delivery and implementation of conservation practices that conserve soil, maintain water quality and protect natural resources.

BCD is governed by a board of elected volunteer Board of Supervisors and is one of more than 3,000 conservation districts across the country.  BCD pursues grant opportunities to expand programming and institute new conservation programs for local landowners and farmers.

The BCD office is staffed part-time. The best way to reach us is by email.

Berkshire Conservation District
78 Center St., Suite 206
Pittsfield, MA 01201

berkshireconservationdistrict@gmail.com
413.443.1776 x 102

Meet The Team

Board of Supervisors:
  • Adam Galambos – Chair
  • Ron Kujawski – Vice Chair
  • David Ellis – Treasurer
  • Donna Kittredge – Secretary
  • Ned Kirchner
Associate:
  • Mike Balawender
Program Administrator:
  • Cynthia Grippaldi

What is a Conservation District Supervisor?

Conservation District Supervisors guide the actions and efforts of the BCD and work closely with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) as well as landowners, concerned citizens, local governments, community organizations, state and federal agencies and their fellow supervisors and staff to address matters pertaining to the conservation of natural resources.  A district Supervisor is a volunteer who is knowledgeable about natural resource conservation and sustainable agricultural practices and serves the people and communities within their district.  The Board holds monthly public open meetings to discuss conservation concerns and decide how best to approach these through grant-funded programs.  A supervisor’s roles and responsibilities are defined by state law, but are not limited by that definition.

Not available to be a Supervisor just yet?  Join us as an Associate!  BCD Associates assist the board in various duties.  Associates are non-voting members of the board that can speak at any meeting, serve on committees, serve as secretary or treasurer, and represent the district.  Serving as an Associate is a good way to learn more about the District for those with more limited time to participate.

Please consider joining the efforts of the BCD by becoming a Supervisor or Associate! 

Email berkshireconservationdistrict@gmail.com for more information.

Conserving Natural Resources for Our Future