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Conservation Division

Conservation Director - Robert Douglas

Town Offices - 36 Bartlet Street
Phone: 978-623-8630
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Friday, or by appointment.
Inspectors Available 8 AM to 10 AM

The mission of the Conservation Division is to protect Andover's natural resources and to act as trustees in perpetuity of the Town's conservation land.

The Conservation Commission maintains the on-going delineation of wetland resources depicted on the 183 Andover Wetland Maps which are directly referenced in various Town By-Laws and regulations, including the Zoning By-Law, the Watershed Protection Overlay District, and Rules and Regulations for Use of Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems and all other homeowner and/or commercial construction projects that are within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Please feel free to phone the office for further information. Approximately 1,600 acres of Town-owned land are under the control and custody of the Conservation Commission which prepared and periodically revises Andover's Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Plan. The Commission administers a number of statutory Conservation Restrictions and Conservation Easements over privately owned property.

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