Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is composed of seven members serving staggered three-year terms; the Conservation Commission is responsible for administering the Wetland Protection Act (Ch.131 S40) and the Harvard Wetland Protection Bylaw. The Commission issues permits for activities in and near wetlands, floodplains, banks, river front areas, beaches, vernal pools and surface water. The Commission is the official agency charged with the protection of the community’s natural resources and management of town owned Conservation Land, currently ~1832 acres. The Commission also advises other town boards and officials on conservation issues that relate to their area of responsibility.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Liz Allard Land Use Administrator/Conservation Agent 978-456-4100 ext. 321

Board Members

Name Title
Jim Burns Associate