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Inland Wetland and Natural Resources

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.

Inland Wetlands

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).  

Click here to find out more about why wetlands should be protected and the process of protecting them in Branford.

Inland Wetland Commission Meetings

Contact Information

Inland Wetlands
Branford Town Hall
1019 Main Street, 
Branford CT 06405

Phone: (203) 315-0675
Fax: (203) 889-3172 
Director: Diana Ross
Hours: 8:00-4:30 M-F

Wetland Protection

» Why Protect Wetlands & Watercourses?
» Regulation
        · The Agency
        · Regulated Areas
        · Regulated Activities
        · Resources & Links 
» The Process: 
        · Before you Act
        · The Application
        · Enforcement
» Practices that Protect Wetlands & Watercourses

Agency Forms

Natural Resources

» Community Forest Commission
» Tree Warden
» Plants & Landscaping
» Reports


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» External Links

Town Hall Address: 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 Phone: (203) 488-8394 Business Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday