Conservation

Our Mission


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.

About the Conservation Division & Commission


The Conservation Division provides staff support to the Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission maintains the ongoing 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 2,200 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.

2018 Conservation Commission Meeting Dates & Deadlines

Meeting Date
Deadline Date
Meeting DateDeadline Date
January 2, 2018December 19, 2017
July 3, 2018June 19, 2018
January 16, 2018January 2, 2018
July 17, 2018July 3, 2018
February 6, 2018January 23, 2018
August 7, 2018July 24, 2018
February 20, 2018February 6, 2018
August 21, 2018August 7, 2018
March 6, 2018February 20, 2018
September 4, 2018August 21, 2018
March 20, 2018March 6, 2018
September 18, 2018September 4, 2018
April 3, 2018March 20, 2018
October 2, 2018September 18, 2018
April 17, 2018April 3, 2018
October 16, 2018October 2, 2018
May 1, 2018April 17, 2018
November 6, 2018October 23, 2018
May 15, 2018May 1, 2018
November 20, 2018November 6, 2018
June 5, 2018May 22, 2018
December 4, 2018November 20, 2018
June 19, 2018June 5, 2018
December 18, 2018December 4, 2018