The Conservation Commission is a seven-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen, for three-year, staggered terms. The Commission works closely with the Conservation Department to ensure the long-term protection of the Town's natural resources and to establish environmental policy in conjunction with the Selectmen.
The Conservation Commission is responsible for all matters delegated by Massachusetts General Law and the Town Bylaws. Most importantly, it has jurisdictional authority under the MA Wetlands Protection Act and Wetlands Protection Bylaw to review and permit projects within 100-feet of a wetland and 200-feet of a perennial stream.
For more information on wetlands permitting, follow the Quick Links to the right