Conservation Division


The Conservation Division primarily provides staff support to the Chatham Conservation Commission who is responsible for administering both the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Ch131, s 40), its regulations (310 CMR) and the Chatham Wetlands Protection Bylaw (Chapter 272) and the Chatham Wetlands Protection Regulations. The Conservation Division staff is available to answer questions regarding wetlands protection and the permitting process, and can assist an applicant with completing a permit application. Click here for filing instructions.

The Chatham Conservation Commission is a volunteer board of 7 citizens of Chatham who are appointed to three year terms by the Board of Selectmen. In addition there are 3 associate member positions. (If you are interested in serving your community in this manner, please contact the Selectmen's Office or the conservation office.)

The Conservation Division also supports efforts of the Conservation Commission in the oversight of town-owned conservation lands.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Molly Edson Conservation Agent (508) 945-5164
Paul Wightman Assistant Conservation Agent (508) 945-5164
Mary Fougere Secretary (508) 945-5164