Conservation Department

downloadTimothy J. Bishop, Director
Sullivan Independence Hall - 1st Floor
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 256-3071

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Public Counter Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Conservation Department News

Most Requested Information

  • Permit Applications are accepted online only. Please use the link to the right to apply.
  • For appointments outside of counter hours or to speak with staff, please call (203) 256-3071
Mission Statement

To maintain, enhance, and restore the rich, natural resources of Fairfield.

About Us

Maintaining, enhancing and restoring the rich natural resources in Fairfield is the mission of the Conservation Department which serves to conserve, develop, supervise, and regulate natural resources—both water resources and open space land

The Conservation Department manages the town’s 1,200 acres of open space, 200 areas of restored salt marshes and regulates activities on 800 acres of inland wetland-regulated areas and 1,000 acres of shellfish grounds. The Conservation Department also provides and maintains signs and notices for protected land and water areas, coordinating with enforcement agencies. The Department also involves the community through outreach projects in the schools and scouts and through public meetings.

Operating under the Conservation Department is the Conservation Commission, the Shellfish Commission, and the Inland Wetlands Agency.
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Most Requested Information8 documents

  • Shellfish Permits
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  • Application for Certificate of Wetlands Conformance
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  • Application for Inland Wetlands Permit
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  • Application for Activity on Open Space Permit
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  • Link to Inland Wetlands Agency and Conservation Commission agenda files
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  • Wetlands Map
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  • Open Space Map
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  • Shellfish Beds Map
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