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Welcome to the MACC’s Electronic Resource Library. Beneath the categories are documents and links to other websites.

This page includes materials to help Massachusetts Conservation Commissions administer the Wetlands Protection Act, manage open space, and educate the public. The materials include downloadable file templates created by MACC or provided by conservation commissions that can be viewed for reference or altered directly for use by other commissions. Some of the documents  contain items that may be town-specific relating to local by-laws.

We encourage commissions to offer documents for posting. To do so, please email documents to staff@maccweb.org in an alterable form if available (Word, Excel, etc.) If such a format is not available, please send the document nonetheless.

Administrative Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Conservation Commission Role and Responsibilit.pdf PDF (6.88 MB) Administration 10/4/2016
Admin Approval Form - Weston Sample DOC (42.5 KB) Administration 9/7/2016
NOI RDA App. Checklist w/ Tables & Stormwater Info DOC (74 KB) Administration 9/7/2016

Climate Change Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
State of the Beach / Beach Report on Erosion MA Link Administration 9/28/2016
TNC - Conservation Gateway on Climate Change Link Administration 9/28/2016
Northeast Climate Science Center - DOI Link Administration 9/28/2016
NASA - Global Resource Climate Center Link Administration 9/28/2016
Take Part.Com Link Administration 9/28/2016
Mass CZM - Storm Smart Link Administration 9/28/2016
Yale Climate Connections Link Administration 9/28/2016
ecoAmerica-CRED-2014-Connecting-on-Climate.pdf PDF (6.29 MB) Administration 9/28/2016
reading_climate_adaptation_report_-_2014_0.pdf PDF (688.95 KB) Administration 9/28/2016
ASFPM_Climate_Change_Policy_Statement_2010.pdf PDF (567.15 KB) Administration 9/28/2016
coastal-geology-processes-3-27-14.pdf PDF (5.38 MB) Administration 9/28/2016
overview-of-reports-3-27-14.pdf PDF (429 KB) Administration 9/28/2016
shoreline-change-3-27-14.pdf PDF (6.39 MB) Administration 9/28/2016
shoreline-characterization-3-27-14.pdf PDF (2.14 MB) Administration 9/28/2016
2010_Hansen_etal_1 Global Surface Temp Change.pdf PDF (6.38 MB) Administration 9/28/2016
erosion-commission-next-steps-2014 PDF (6.39 MB) Administration 9/28/2016
IPCC 2014 climate summary.pdf PDF (8.68 MB) Administration 9/28/2016
Sealevel Rise report from USGS.pdf PDF (7.48 MB) Administration 9/28/2016

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sites

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Link Administration 9/15/2016
Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Link Administration 9/15/2016
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Link Administration 9/15/2016
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Link Administration 9/15/2016
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) Link Administration 9/15/2016
Mass Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) Link Administration 9/15/2016
Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (CZM)  Link Administration 9/15/2016
Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Link Administration 9/15/2016
Massachusetts Environmental Trust Link Administration 9/15/2016
Massachusetts General Laws Link Administration 9/15/2016
MA Natural Heritage & Endangered Species  Link Administration 10/4/2016
MA Pesticide Program and Information Link Administration 10/4/2016
Massachusetts State Ethics Commission Link Administration 10/4/2016
Massachusetts Wetlands Information Link Administration 9/15/2016
Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Link Administration 9/15/2016
Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS) Link Administration 9/15/2016

Community Preservation Act (CPA)

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Massachusetts Community Preservation Act 44B Link Administration 10/4/2016
Massachusetts Community Preservation Act Link Administration 10/4/2016
Community Preservation Coalition Link Administration 10/4/2016

Conservation Quarterly - MACC's Member Magazine

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Conservation Restriction Stewardship Manual

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Educational and Outreach Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
ConComs and Staff Protecting MA Wetlands and O.pdf PDF (3.13 MB) Administration 10/11/2016
Confirming Open Space Protections Essay DOCX (63.1 KB) Administration 10/5/2016

Enforcement and Violation Information

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Federal Government Information and Sites

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Link Administration 9/8/2016
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Link Administration 9/8/2016
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Link Administration 9/8/2016
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Link Administration 9/8/2016
NASA - Global Resource Climate Center Link Administration 9/8/2016
National Park Service (NPS) Link Administration 9/8/2016
U.S. Department of Agriculture Link Administration 9/8/2016
U.S. Department of Energy Link Administration 9/8/2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Link Administration 9/8/2016
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Link Administration 9/8/2016

Invasive Species Management

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Methods for Disposing Non-Native Invasives PDF (122.56 KB) Administration 1/4/2017
UMASS Extension - Invasive Plant Eradication Cert. Link Administration 1/4/2017
Forest Pest Preparedness Plan Template PDF (439.96 KB) Administration 10/4/2016
Massachusetts All Invasive Species Outreach Info. Link Administration 10/4/2016
Native_Herbaceous_Plants.doc DOC (66.5 KB) Administration 10/4/2016
Native_Fruticos_Trees_Shrubs.doc DOC (75.5 KB) Administration 10/4/2016
MIPAG.pdf PDF (130.08 KB) Administration 10/4/2016
UMASS -Pesticide Herbicide Education Program Link Administration 10/4/2016
Mass DEP Clean Waters and Water Quality Grants Link Administration 10/4/2016
USDA National Invasive Species Information Center Link Administration 10/4/2016
MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program  Link Administration 10/4/2016
A guide to Aquatic Non-Native Invasive Plants  Link Administration 10/4/2016
USDA Invasive Plant and Field Guide Eastern Region Link Administration 10/4/2016
Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States Link Administration 10/4/2016
New England Wild Flower Society - IPANE Link Administration 10/4/2016
Invasive Plant Atlas of New England - IPANE Link Administration 10/4/2016
Native Alternatives Booklet Link Administration 10/4/2016
Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List Link Administration 10/4/2016
MA Department of Agricultural Resources Link Administration 10/4/2016
MA Tips for Cleaning Boats Link Administration 10/4/2016
Trees are Good Site Link Administration 10/4/2016
DCR Weed Watchers Program Link Administration 10/4/2016
MIPAG Evaaluation of Non-Native Plant Species .pdf PDF (130.08 KB) Administration 10/4/2016
Alternatives to invative or potentially invati.pdf PDF (98.74 KB) Administration 10/4/2016

Land Development, Management, and Open Space

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Low Impact Development Urban Design Tools Link Administration 10/4/2016
Low Impact Development Urban Design Tools Link Administration 10/4/2016
Buzzards Bay Low Impact Development Site Link Administration 10/4/2016
Low Impact Development Link Administration 10/4/2016
Massachusetts Community Preservation Act 44B Link Administration 10/4/2016
Conservation Commission Role and Responsibilit.pdf PDF (6.88 MB) Administration 10/4/2016
Annual_Maintenance_Calendar(1).doc DOC (28.5 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
NOI_Trail_and_Open_Space_Mngt_Weston.doc DOC (433 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
Memo_re_why_have_a_generic_Trail_OOC.doc DOC (41.5 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
NOI_Narrative_generic_trail_work.doc DOC (981 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
OOC_Special_Conditions_Trail_Maintenance.doc DOC (61 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
OOC_Trail_Maintanance_DEP_Form.doc DOC (278.5 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
Sample Municipal Land Conservation Forms.pdf PDF (250.13 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
Sample Documents re Use of Conservation Land.pdf PDF (141.83 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
Samples Affidavit and Lawyer Cert. re Conv. Land PDF (236.81 KB) Administration 9/15/2016
Carlisle OPDMD Policy Regs Sample DOC (56 KB) Administration 9/15/2016

Land Steward Program Information

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MACC Model ByLaws, Regulations, and Policies

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Sample Uplands Protection Zoning Bylaw.pdf PDF (182.28 KB) Administration 10/5/2016
MACC_Model_Bylaw.doc DOC (78 KB) Administration 10/4/2016
Model Rules for Hiring Outside Consultants DOCX (16.49 KB) Administration 9/8/2016

MACC Model Job Descriptions

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Municipal Finance / Filing Fees

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Non-Profit Environmental Organizations

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Appalachian Mountain Club Link Administration 9/13/2016
Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists Link Administration 9/13/2016
Charles River Conservancy  Link Administration 9/13/2016
Charles River Watershed Alliance Link Administration 9/13/2016
Conservation Law Foundation  Link Administration 9/13/2016
Environmental Defense Fund Link Administration 9/13/2016
Environmental Law Institute Link Administration 9/13/2016
Environmental League of Massachusetts Link Administration 9/13/2016
Environment Massachusetts Link Administration 9/13/2016
Land Trust Alliance  Link Administration 9/13/2016
League of Conservation Voters Link Administration 9/13/2016
Mass Audubon Link Administration 9/13/2016
Massachusetts Environmental Trust Link Administration 9/13/2016
Mass Land Trust Coalition  Link Administration 9/13/2016
Massachusetts National Park Service and Sites Link Administration 9/13/2016
MA Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Link Administration 9/13/2016
Massachusetts Watershed Coalition  Link Administration 9/13/2016
Mass Saves  Link Administration 9/13/2016
National Resources Defense Council Link Administration 9/13/2016
National Wildlife Federation  Link Administration 9/13/2016
Rail-to-Trails Conservancy Link Administration 9/13/2016
Sierra Club  Link Administration 9/13/2016
Soil and Water Conservation Society  Link Administration 9/13/2016
Society of Wetland Scientists Link Administration 9/13/2016
The Conservation Fund Link Administration 9/13/2016
The Nature Conservancy Link Administration 9/13/2016
The Trustees Link Administration 9/13/2016
Trust for Public Land Link Administration 9/13/2016

Other Helpful Information and Sites

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
UMASS -Pesticide Herbicide Education Program Link Administration 10/4/2016
MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program  Link Administration 10/4/2016
Trees are Good Site Link Administration 10/4/2016
Conservation Commission Role and Responsibilit.pdf PDF (6.88 MB) Administration 10/4/2016
March 21, 2015, presentation, The Local Role i.pdf PDF (980.58 KB) Administration 10/4/2016
August 24, 2016- The role of conservation comm.pdf PDF (3.07 MB) Administration 10/4/2016
NE Soils Data Link Administration 9/28/2016

Permitting Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
21 Day_Waiver_ Form_BEVERLY.doc DOC (1.17 MB) Administration 9/7/2016
21_Day_Waiver_CHELMSFORD.doc DOC (68.5 KB) Administration 9/7/2016
21_Day_Waiver_Form_Letter_ANDOVER.doc DOC (50 KB) Administration 9/7/2016
21_Day_Waiver_NOI_READING.doc DOC (22 KB) Administration 9/7/2016
21_Day_Waiver_RDA_READING.doc DOC (22 KB) Administration 9/7/2016
21_Day_Waiver_RDA_with_Continuance_READING.doc DOC (22.5 KB) Administration 9/7/2016
Admin Approval Form Newton.doc DOC (51.5 KB) Administration 9/7/2016
Admin_approval_Form_Weston.doc DOC (42.5 KB) Administration 9/7/2016

Stormwater Control Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Low Impact Development Link Administration 10/4/2016
Low Impact Development Urban Design Tools Link Administration 10/4/2016
Buzzards Bay Low Impact Development Site Link Administration 10/4/2016

Wildlife Management Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program  Link Administration 10/4/2016
Living with Wildlife. What do I do? Link Administration 10/4/2016
MA Natural Heritage & Endangered Species  Link Administration 10/4/2016
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Link Administration 10/4/2016
Beavers and the Law PDF (126.53 KB) Administration 3/28/2016
Living with Beavers PDF (141.58 KB) Administration 3/28/2016
Preventing Conflicts with Beavers Link Administration 3/28/2016
more Calendar

3/18/2017
Unit 205 - Effective Erosion and Sediment Control

3/18/2017
Unit 206 - Stormwater Requirements for Wetlands Protection

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