Division of Natural Resources

Due to water damage sustained on April 23rd, the Natural Resources Division Office at 141 Keyes Road is closed for walk-in visitors; staff will answer phone calls. Applications for upcoming Natural Resources Commission meetings and Building Permit sign-off pages can be dropped off at the Building Inspections and Health Division Offices located on the second floor at 141 Keyes. For questions or more information about any ongoing projects, please contact Natural Resources at 978-318-3285.

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 Division of Natural Resources assists the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) in conserving and protecting natural resources of the Town.
The responsibility includes administering and enforcing the state Wetlands Protection Act and Concord Wetlands Bylaw, updating and implementing the Open Space and Recreation Plan, reviewing and monitoring Conservation Restrictions and Agricultural Preservation Restrictions, coordinating land protection efforts with various boards, committees, and organizations, providing stewardship over more than 1,400 acres of conservation land, developing and maintaining agricultural agreements , and developing and supporting community gardens on Town lands