Inland Wetlands and Natural Resources

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Who we Are, and What we Do

The Inland Wetlands & Natural Resources Department serves as administrative and technical support for the Inland Wetlands Commission.  Staff administers and assures compliance with the Town of Branford Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations and provide the public with guidance and information regarding inland wetland permitting, protection, and enhancement.

The Department also serves as a resource to various Town departments, staff, committees, commissions, and the public by providing information and guidance relative to natural resource protection, invasive vegetation management, native landscaping, storm water management, and habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.

The Department strives to meet its responsibilities as stated in CGS §22a-36 “The inland wetlands and watercourses of the state of Connecticut  are an indispensable and irreplaceable but fragile natural resource with which the citizens of the state have been endowed. …The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary, undesirable and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction is in the public interest and is essential to the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the state”. (CGS §22a-36).  

Inland Wetlands Application Process 

For the application form and other application materials, please click here.

For information about the application process, please click here.

Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission Meetings

The Commission will continue to hold remote meetings via Zoom for the foreseeable future and have the meetings broadcasted by Branford Community Television (BCTV) unless there is a scheduling conflict. 

For more infomation on meeting process, click here

Click to access meeting agendas and minutes

Regularly Scheduled Meetings 2024