Natural Resources

ResponsibilitiesSandwich Town Seal Extra Small

The Natural Resources Department has the following responsibilities:

  • Administers the daily workload of the Conservation Commission
  • Enforcing the Town Wetlands Bylaw, Wetlands Protection Act
  • Shellfish management
  • Alewife (herring) run development and management
  • Oil spill response
  • Enforcing other environmental laws and regulations including:
    • Animal control
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • Shellfishing
    • Trapping


The following publications are available at the Natural Resources Department: 

  • "Town of Sandwich Conservation Lands Map (currently out of print)"
  • "Sandwich - A Guide to the Wetland Protection Act"
  • "Town of Sandwich Conservation and Recreation Land - Trail Map"
  • "Sea Lavender"
  • "Shellfishing on Cape Cod"
  • "Massachusetts Shellfish Officers Association"

Shellfish Licenses will go on sale beginning Monday, October 28th at 8:30 AM. 

Deer Hunting Season:                                                                                                        Archery - October 7 - November 30.                                                                      Shotgun - December 2 - December 14.                                                                                  Primitive Firearms - December 16 - December 31.                                              Please be aware on the Conservation Lands and wear high visibility  clothing when out walking.