The work of the Towns Environment Division involves most aspects of Southamptons land, water, and wildlife resources. Pursuant to Chapter 325 of the Town Code, this typically includes:
Providing professional and technical services
Implementing the Towns 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.