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.
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.
Andover Interactive Mapping (MIMAP) Website is meant to view information about your property such as proximity to wetlands. This viewer is for informational purposes only and is not considered to be exact.
Andover Trails GIS Viewer provides detailed hiking, boating, Bicycling information.
Learn more about deer hunting areas and permits in the Andover area.
Information about ongoing projects to restore the Shawsheen River by removing dams.
2018 Conservation Commission Meeting Dates & Deadlines
|Meeting Date||Deadline Date||Meeting Date||Deadline Date|
|January 2, 2018||December 19, 2017||July 3, 2018||June 19, 2018|
|January 16, 2018||January 2, 2018||July 17, 2018||July 3, 2018|
|February 6, 2018||January 23, 2018||August 7, 2018||July 24, 2018|
|February 20, 2018||February 6, 2018||August 21, 2018||August 7, 2018|
|March 6, 2018||February 20, 2018||September 4, 2018||August 21, 2018|
|March 20, 2018||March 6, 2018||September 18, 2018||September 4, 2018|
|April 3, 2018||March 20, 2018||October 2, 2018||September 18, 2018|
|April 17, 2018||April 3, 2018||October 16, 2018||October 2, 2018|
|May 1, 2018||April 17, 2018||November 6, 2018||October 23, 2018|
|May 15, 2018||May 1, 2018||November 20, 2018||November 6, 2018|
|June 5, 2018||May 22, 2018||December 4, 2018||November 20, 2018|
|June 19, 2018||June 5, 2018||December 18, 2018||December 4, 2018|