Now Available! Concord's new trail book highlights our Town-wide history and ecology, with a deeper dive into fourteen popular natural areas. Available for $15 at the Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street (call ahead to confirm that someone is in the office at (978) 318-3061)
Mission Statement: The mission of the Natural Resources Division is to protect and enhance the natural resources in Town, including wetlands, ponds, streams, riparian corridors, open space, and farmland, and to provide environmental outreach and education to Concord residents.
The Division of Natural Resources assists the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) in conserving and protecting natural resources of the Town.
Silver bordered fritillary
Egg Mass at Gowings Swamp
Wood frog tadpoles
Old Calf Pasture
The responsibility includes administering and enforcing the state Wetlands Protection Act and Concord Wetlands Bylaw, updating and implementing the Open Space and Recreation Plan, reviewing and monitoring Conservation Restrictions and Agricultural Preservation Restrictions, coordinating land protection efforts with various boards, committees, and organizations, providing stewardship over more than 1,400 acres of conservation land, developing and maintaining agricultural agreements , and developing and supporting community gardens on Town lands.