Natural Resources Division

Warner's Pond 

Warner’s Pond is in an advanced state of eutrophication which has resulted in a number of undesirable conditions including decreased water depths, widespread growths of aquatic invasive plants, and impaired recreational opportunities. The Natural Resources Division hosted two community meetings this spring to provide information and gather feedback on alternatives to restore the ecological health and recreational opportunities of the Warner's Pond system. The Division has also had an Alternatives Analysis Report developed to evaluate modified dredging, dam removal, and no action. This report recommends dam removal as the Preferred Alternative, and the Division will further evaluate this option, respond to community survey comments, and continue community outreach over the next several months. 

The Alternatives Analysis Report can be viewed by clicking here

The 5/23/23 presentation can be viewed by clicking here. To see a copy of the slide deck presented at the meeting, click here

The 3/2/23 presentation can be viewed by clicking here. To see a copy of the slide deck presented at the meeting, click here. 



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Mission Statement: The mission of the Natural Resources Division is to protect and enhance the natural resources in Town, including wetlands, ponds, streams, riparian corridors, open space, and farmland, and to provide environmental outreach and education to Concord residents.
The Natural Resources Division assists the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) in conserving and protecting natural resources of the Town.

This responsibility includes administering and enforcing the state Wetlands and Rivers Protection Acts and Concord Wetlands Bylaw, updating and implementing the Open Space and Recreation Plan, reviewing and monitoring Conservation Restrictions and Agricultural Preservation Restrictions, coordinating land acquisition and protection efforts with various boards, committees, and organizations, providing stewardship over more than 1,500 acres of conservation land, developing and maintaining agricultural agreements, and developing and supporting community gardens on Town lands