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Are State-Listed Species on a Property? Request a Voluntary Assessment

Property owners can assess their property to determine whether any rare species use it.

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What you need for Are State-Listed Species on a Property? Request a Voluntary Assessment

Property owners may at any time undertake a voluntary assessment following protocols pre-approved in writing by the Division to determine if Threatened and Species of Special Concern are present on a property (or portion thereof).

Property owners will need a proposed protocol for assessing the property and the appropriate fee for review.

Fees for Are State-Listed Species on a Property? Request a Voluntary Assessment

Name Fee Unit
Voluntary Assessment Reviews (Less than 15 acres of land) $500 each
Voluntary Assessment Reviews (between 15 and 30 acres of land) $750 each
Voluntary Assessment Reviews (more than 30 acres of land) $1,000 each

How to request Are State-Listed Species on a Property? Request a Voluntary Assessment

Mail the protocol and fee to the Division. Once the assessment is complete, mail the results to the Division.

Next steps for Are State-Listed Species on a Property? Request a Voluntary Assessment

Review of assessment

Upon our approval of that assessment, it shall remain valid for 3 years from the date of its approval. The approval provides you with a guarantee that no new occurrence records will be considered in relation to a MESA or MEPA (321 CMR 13.2) review of the property for a period of 5 years. This guarantee does not include any species that is subsequently listed.

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