Conservation Commission

Wetlands

Meetings


All meetings are open to the public and posted by the Town Clerk. If a public hearing is scheduled, an official notice will appear in a paper of local circulation (generally the Chelmsford Independent). Please call the office at 978-250-5248 or stop by for more information.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Problem on a Conservation Reservation?


Residents and site users can now report maintenance or repair issues to the Conservation Commission online! If there is a tree down across a trail, significant erosion in a trail, or something similar, please let us know.
Report a Concern

Public Trail Maps


Crooked Spring Reservation, Lime Quarry Reservation, George BB Wright Reservation, Deep Brook Reservation, Red Wing Farm, Cranberry Bog, Russell Mill Reservation, and Thanksgiving Ground Forest.


Draft Crooked Spring Dam Report:


Draft Report

About the Commission


The Chelmsford Conservation Commission promotes the protection and management of the town's diverse natural resources. The Commission is the permitting authority specifically charged with the conservation and protection of wetland resource areas. The Commission also provides educational resources for residents to be actively involved in the use and enjoyment of Chelmsford's open spaces. The Commission manages more than 900 acres of town-owned open space, including nine reservations with public trail systems.

The Commission administers the Wetlands Protection Act [MGL 131, ┬ž40] and the Chelmsford Wetlands Bylaw [Chapter 187] and engages in planning, acquisition, and management of open space and conservation reservations, encouraging and monitoring conservation restrictions, and coordinating with other town officials and boards on conservation issues. Current membership for the Conservation Commission can be found on the Elected and Appointed Officials page

Documents


Conservation Office


The Conservation Office provides administrative support to the Conservation Commission and natural resources expertise to the local government in order to meet the needs and priorities of Chelmsford's land users. The Conservation Office follows the Chelmsford Master Plan and Open Space and Recreation Plan as guidance for implementing conservation practices. Protection of open space, natural habitats, and watershed features is the highest priority, while providing opportunities for education and improving sustainability for the Chelmsford community.