Wetlands are transitional zones between dry upland

Wetlands are transitional zones between dry upland ecosystems and deeper aquatic habitats such as rivers
and streams. Wetlands provide flood control, aquifer recharge, coastal protection, habitat, food and cover
for wildlife, and act as natural filters. Wetlands support a wide range of rare and endangered aquatic
plants and wildlife. Wetlands are unique because of the hydrologic, climatic, and geologic conditions that
form them.
The Raynham Conservation Commission Makes the Following
Recommendations for Burning with a Valid Burn Permit
Please adhere to the requirements set forth in 310 CMR 7.07 Massachusetts Regulation Defining
Allowable Open Burning in the State (see attached)
When possible, start the burn at a minimum of 25 feet away from the wetlands so as to not
disturb any natural habitat for ground nesting birds and other wildlife that utilize the natural
All ash and by product from burning may be considered fill and should not be deposited in the
Burning invasive species may not help to prevent their spread, should you be managing for
invasive species, please consult with the Tree Warden or the Conservation Agent before burning.
Burning and clearing wetland vegetation within 100 feet of an area protected under the Wetlands
Protection Act or 200 feet of an area protected under the Rivers Protection Act without a permit
from the Raynham Conservation Commission may result in the issuance of an enforcement order.
If you should have any questions please contact the Raynham Conservation Commission Office at