The Conservation Commission is the Town body responsible for protecting Westford's natural resources. It is also responsible for the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Westford's Wetlands Bylaw.
The Commission's chief responsibilities are administering the State Wetlands Protection Act and local non-zoning wetlands bylaw, which primarily entails review of projects proposed to take place within 100 feet of wetlands to protect the important benefits and resource values provided by wetlands, and acquiring and managing land for the protection of the natural resources and watersheds of the town. The Commission has over 2,100 acres of town owned land in its care and custody, and is also responsible for overseeing compliance with 67 permanent Conservation Restrictions on over 1,700 acres of land. The Commission also has responsibility for overseeing the management of the facilities at East Boston Camps and the Hill Orchard.
The Commission has 1 full-time staff person, Carol Gumbart, Conservation/Resource Planner. If you have any questions regarding the Commission's work, please call 978-692-5524.