Conservation & Environment

The work of the Town’s Environment Division involves most aspects of Southampton’s land, water, and wildlife resources. Pursuant to Chapter 325 of the Town Code, this typically includes:

  • Providing professional and technical services
  • Implementing the Town’s wetlands protection program
  • Delineation of wetland boundaries
  • Issuance of wetlands permits

The Division also plans, coordinates, and participates in conservation and restoration initiatives conducted independently by the Town; or in partnership with the Town Trustees and other parties. This includes working closing with the Regional Protected Lands Council, the South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan, and the development of a Regional Comprehensive Plan to protect groundwater and ecologically significant areas east of the Shinnecock Canal.