Provincetown Conservation Commission
At the 2011 Annual Town Meeting changes to Town General ByLaw Chapter 12 - Wetlands Protection Bylaw were adopted. These changes expanded the local jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission to now include all areas mapped through the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) as areas protected under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA). This expanded jurisdiction includes Estimated Habitat of Rare Wildlife and Priority Habitat of Rare Species.
A map of this regulated area is located by clicking here
This expanded local jurisdiction provides the Conservation Commission the ability to review project proposals and make determinations to best protect the interests of wildlife habitat and protected species in these areas.
At a minimum the Conservation Commission requires that an Administrative Review Application be filed with the Conservation Agent for any proposed work within the new jurisdiction. If the proposed work meets one of the existing exemptions provided by NHESP then that shall be stated on the Administrative Review Application and a determination will be made by the Conservation Agent or the Commission to that effect.
To view an Administrative Review Application click here
To view a list of the exemptions through the NHESP and the Guidelines click here