Are Buffer Zones around wetlands protected?
Yes! Buffer zones, the land within 100-feet of most wetland resource areas, are regulated and are critical in maintaining the health and productivity of wetlands. In Billerica, the inner Buffer Zone is referred to as the No Alteration Zone (either a 25- or 50-foot buffer setback). The Billerica Wetlands Protection Regulations establish performance standards for work proposed within Buffer Zone areas.

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1. What are Wetlands?
2. Are Buffer Zones around wetlands protected?
3. Why are wetlands important?
4. How can Billerica residents help?
5. How do I find out if wetlands exist on my property?
6. When do I need a permit?
7. What is the application process?
8. Can I cut down trees?
9. How do I close out my wetlands permit/apply for a Certificate of Compliance (COC)?
10. How can I find out if there are any wetlands-related setbacks or restrictions associated with the property?
11. Where can I find information about Billerica’s open space, conservation and recreation lands in Billerica?