The Conservation Agent may be contacted for any questions pertaining to wetlands, specific projects, assistance with applications, or Commission jurisdictional issues.

The Conservation Department primarily provides staff support to the Harwich Conservation Commission who is responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Ch131, s 40), its regulations (310 CMR 10), and the Harwich Wetlands Protection Regulations pursuant to the authority granted under the Harwich Wetland Protection Bylaw. In addition, the Conservation Department supports efforts of the Conservation Commission in the oversight and the administration of town-owned conservation lands.

IF YOU WISH TO PERFORM WORK IN OR NEAR A RESOURCE AREA as defined in the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act G.L. c. 131 § 40 or the Town of Harwich WetlandsBylaw,information and applications can be found in the Downloadable Forms link.

IF YOU BELIEVE SOMEONE MAY BE WORKING IN OR NEAR A RESOURCE AREA WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION, please phone the Conservation Agent with precise who, what, when details or fill out the Complaint Form and end by mail, FAX or email to the Conservation Agent.

For more information on specific topics, follow the links below or on the left side of the page:

Rare and Endangered Species

Native Plants and the impacts of invasive species

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Amy Usowski Conservation Agent (508) 430-7538
Nicole Smith Assistant Conservation Agent (508) 430-7538