The Chatham Township Open Space Committee was formed in 1997 to preserve, conserve, and facilitate the use of the remaining open space in the Township. The land acquired through donations, conservation easements, or purchase is used for active or passive recreation, or simply maintained as open property. The committee oversees the Open Space Plan which is an important element of Chatham Township’s Master Plan. They make recommendations to the Township Committee for implementation of this plan.
The definition of open space as used by the Morris County Open Space and Farmland Preservation Trust is as follows:
“Land or water areas to be retained in a largely natural or undeveloped state, for purposes of, among other things, providing park land or green spaces, protecting ecologically sensitive areas, preserving flora and wildlife, or protecting areas of scenic, historic and cultural value, while at the same time affording, whenever practical, public outdoor recreational opportunities for residents.”
- Open Space Plan Element
- Chatham Township Open Space Map
- Planning Questions for Residential and Commercial Construction Projects
OPEN SPACE ADVISORY MEMBERS (1 Year Term)
|Joseph Basralian (Chairman)||12/31/20|