- GreenScapes - Topsfield participates
- Massachusetts Climate Action Tool
- Summary of Beaver Laws 07-10
- Topsfield Conservation Commission Acronyms
- In accordance with relevant laws and regulations, Wetland Resource Area Boundaries are are verified only through the applicable review process, including an application to the Conservation Commission. The presence of wetland flags on a property does not necessarily mean that the boundaries have been verified.
- Conservation Informational Resources (prepared by Holger Luther): A Bibliography of Materials Relative to Conservation Topics and Wetlands Protection
- Vernal Pool Information Brochure Brian Gallagher, summer intern
- Topsfield Vernal Pool Map and Spreadsheet Brian Gallagher, summer intern
- A Guide To Wetlands Protection In Topsfield (Brochure)
- A Chicadee's Guide to Gardening
- In Your Garden, Choose Plants that Help the Environment,
- NY Times Article by Douglas W. Tallamy, March 11, 2015 (copy and paste to browser): http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/opinion/in-your-garden-choose-plants-t...
There are ways to save on costs other than fees associated with filings for public hearings (RDA, NoI, ANRAD). For example, abutter notifications may be mailed with Certificates of Mailing rather than the significantly more costly Certified Mailings with return receipts.
A recorded Order of Conditions (permit for work near/in Resource Areas) is released from the property deed by recording a Certificate of Compliance issued by the Conservation Commission. Find your Order of Conditions at www.salemdeeds.com.
Please contact the Commission office for details.
The General Wetlands Bylaw Regulations revision including the new Topsfield Conservation Commission Administrator Permit (TCCAP) for limited Buffer Zone activity became effective on FEBRUARY 1, 2010.
RDNI and TCCAP applications are 1-page applications with attached sketch/plan, do not require legal notice or abutter notification, and have a Bylaw (only) fee of $75. RDNIs go before the Commission at a posted meeting; TCCAPs are reviewed and issued by the Conservation Administrator.