Conservation

The Conservation Division promotes and protects the Town's natural resources and watersheds.  As the municipal focal point for environmental protection the Conservation Division administers  wetlands protection and stormwater regulations and takes part in the planning, acquisition and management of the Town's open space.

The Conservation Administrator provides support, coordination, and professional management for the Conservation Commission in carrying out its mission to protect the community’s natural resources. The Conservation Administrator carries out field inspections, and meets with prospective applicants to advise the best way to proceed with a project under the Wetlands Protection Act and the local wetlands bylaw.

The Conservation Division is also responsible for the management of over 1800 acres of conservation land within the Town and oversees protection measures for endangered species and critical wildlife habitats. The Conservation Division is located on the lower level of the Town Hall next to the Hearing Room.

​For more information, please contact Kelly Grant, Conservation Administrator, at (508) 398-2231 ext. 1288 or kgrant@yarmouth.ma.us.