- Natural Resources
Natural Resources Division
Warner’s Pond is in an advanced state of eutrophication which has resulted in a number of undesirable conditions including decreased water depths, widespread growths of aquatic invasive plants, and impaired recreational opportunities. The Natural Resources Division hosted the first of two community meetings on Thursday, March 2 to provide information and gather feedback on alternatives to restore the ecological health and recreational opportunities at Warner's Pond. The 3/2/23 presentation can be viewed by clicking here. To see a copy of the slide deck presented at the meeting, click here.
The second community meeting will be held on May 23rd, 7:00 pm at Harvey Wheeler and by zoom, and will be live streamed to community TV. The meeting will review the Alternatives Analysis Report and results of the community survey. To participate by zoom:
The Alternatives Analysis Report that evaluates modified dredging, dam removal, and no action can be viewed here.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Natural Resources Division is to protect and enhance the natural resources in Town, including wetlands, ponds, streams, riparian corridors, open space, and farmland, and to provide environmental outreach and education to Concord residents.
The Natural Resources Division assists the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) in conserving and protecting natural resources of the Town.
Silver bordered fritillary
Egg Mass at Gowings Swamp
Wood frog tadpoles
Old Calf Pasture
This responsibility includes administering and enforcing the state Wetlands and Rivers Protection Acts and Concord Wetlands Bylaw, updating and implementing the Open Space and Recreation Plan, reviewing and monitoring Conservation Restrictions and Agricultural Preservation Restrictions, coordinating land acquisition and protection efforts with various boards, committees, and organizations, providing stewardship over more than 1,500 acres of conservation land, developing and maintaining agricultural agreements, and developing and supporting community gardens on Town lands.