The Andover Conservation Commission aims to protect Andover’s natural resources in accordance with the state law and the Town’s Wetlands Protection Bylaw, Article XIV, and to act as trustees in perpetuity of the Town’s conservation land. As of 2021, there are over 2,200 acres of protected land that are held in the care and custody of the Andover Conservation Commission. This land is managed and stewarded by the Conservation Division, with the assistance of the Department of Public Works and a large network of dedicated volunteer land stewards. Andover’s conservation areas are critical to supporting clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and recreational amenities for the community.
We respectfully acknowledge that Andover conservation land has been established on the territory of many Indigenous peoples, who have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations. With gratitude to the Andover Center for History & Culture for their guidance, we acknowledge the harmful effect colonization and violent systemic and cultural inequities have had on our understanding of Indigenous identity and terminology. Andover was home to the Pennacook people as early as 6000 BCE, and we honor their past, present, and emerging leaders.
|Benjamin Meade||Conservation Agent||978-623-8630|
|Lynn Viselli||Conservation Administrative Secretary||978-623-8630|
|Marisa Browning-Kamins||Conservation Land Manager||978-623-8630|
The Conservation Commission aims to protect Andover’s natural resources in accordance with state law and the Town's Wetlands Protection Bylaw, Article XIV, and to act as trustees in perpetuity of the town’s conservation land.
Learn more about deer hunting areas and permits in the Andover area.
Find all the information you need to know about the various conservation land in Andover.
Visit this page for additional information about the identification and management of common invasive species.
Visit this page for information regarding the Wetlands Protection Act and all the documentation needed to file permits and applications through the Conservation Department.
Visit this page to access the Andover MiMAP tool and to explore the Town's GIS library of maps and other visual guides.
Information regarding the Shawsheen River Master Plan
- Andover Conservation Land Management Principles and Policies
- Camping Regulations
- Wetlands Protection Act Reference Manual (PDF)
- Open Space and Recreation Plan - 2018
- Request for Satisfactory Completion of Work Certificate Form
- Request for a Certificate of Compliance
- Determination of Applicability Application and Instructions
- Rules and Regulations of Conservation Land 12-20-2022 (Approved)
2023 Conservation Commission Meeting Dates & Deadlines
Filing deadline is noon two weeks prior to the Meeting Date.
|Meeting Date||Deadline Date||Meeting Date||Deadline Date|
|Jan. 10, 2023||Dec. 27, 2021||July 11, 2023||June 27, 2023|
|Jan. 24, 2023||Jan. 10, 2023||July 18, 2023||July 3, 2023|
|Feb. 7, 2023||Jan. 24, 2023||Aug. 1, 2023||July 18, 2023|
|Feb. 28, 2023||Feb. 14, 2023||Aug. 15, 2023||Aug. 1, 2023|
|March 7, 2023||Feb. 21, 2023||Sep. 12, 2023||Aug. 29, 2023|
|March 21, 2023||March 7, 2023||Sep. 19, 2023||Sep.5, 2023|
|April 4, 2023||March 21, 2023||Oct. 3, 2023||Sep. 19, 2023|
|April 18, 2023||April 4, 2023||Oct. 17, 2023||Oct. 3, 2023|
|May 2, 2023||April 18, 2023||Nov. 7, 2023||Oct. 24, 2023|
|May 16, 2023||May 2, 2023||Nov. 21, 2023||Nov. 7, 2023|
|June 6, 2023||May 23, 2023||Dec. 5, 2023||Nov. 21, 2023|
|June 27, 2023||June 13, 2023||Dec. 19, 2023||Dec. 5, 2023|