Conservation

Hearings 

  • 7 p.m.
  • Most Wednesdays

Hearings will be as advertised in the Falmouth Enterprise at least 7 days prior to the hearing date, posted in Town Hall at least 48 hours prior to the hearing and posted on the Town website.

Hearings can be viewed on Falmouth Community Television Channel 9 or streamed at https://fctv.org/watch/government-stream and are accessible via Zoom at the below link.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98449435353

Zoom Information: https://www.falmouthma.gov/1092/Conservation-Commission

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Recent Agendas and Minutes

Mission Statement

The mission of the Falmouth Conservation Commission is to implement the goals of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (CMR 10.00) and the Falmouth Wetlands Regulations (Code of Falmouth chapter 235). The Commission serves to protect and conserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that are dependent upon the wetlands resources of the Town of Falmouth. This is accomplished by regulating activities deemed by the Conservation Commission as likely to have a significant or cumulative effect upon the values of these resource areas, namely, but not limited to, public or private water supply protection; groundwater protection; flood control; erosion and sedimentation control; storm damage prevention; water pollution control; fisheries; shellfish; wildlife and plant species and habitat protection; agriculture; aesthetics; recreation; and aquaculture. Additionally, the Falmouth Conservation Commission manages all Town conservation lands in order to protect and sustain these natural ecosystems for current and future generations to use and enjoy.

Services We Provide

In addition to providing support for the Conservation Commission, the Conservation Department provides general guidance to individuals and/or their representatives in obtaining state and town permits from the Conservation Commission for work within a 100 feet distance of any Resource Area(s).

Appointments

Open office hours for questions with Conservation Agents are in person and by remote access on the below days and times. Please call 508-495-7445 to confirm available appointment times. 

  • Tuesdays 8-11 a.m.
  • Fridays 1-4 p.m.
Remote Access Links:
Register/Access for Tuesday Office Hours
Register/Access for Friday Office Hours
All other meetings with the Conservation Agents and the Administrator are by appointment only.

Commission Members

  • Jamie Mathews, Chair, Term expires June 30, 2025
  • Courtney Bird, Vice Chair, Term expires June 30, 2025
  • Elizabeth Gladfelter, Term expires June 30, 2024
  • Maureen Harlow-Hawkes, Term expires June 30, 2024
  • Kevin O'Brien, Term expires June 30, 2026
  • Stephen Patton, Term expires June 30, 2026

Permit Filing Fees

Filing Fee Schedule

Forms

Administrative Review Application (AR)
Contractor Form

Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA)