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Program Details

The Natural Resources program is responsible for conducting enforcement and enhancement operations in the topic areas listed below. Natural Resources protects and enhances the town’s shellfish resources and regulates all private aquaculture grants. The shellfish technician and biologist conduct shellfish propagation and resource stocking projects in Barnstable. Natural Resources controls and maintains all herring runs in town and monitors fishing and hunting activity while enforcing town and state laws. The program also assists with animal control and the enforcement of laws relative to the control of dogs within the town of Barnstable. Natural Resources conducts routine maintenance and enforcement work at the town shooting range. The program also provides support for over sand operations at Sandy Neck. Natural Resource Officers patrol town conservation areas and beaches to enforce local by-laws and state and federal wildlife, fisheries, and environmental regulations. There is also an education and outreach component of the program that performs classroom lectures, volunteer projects, and outdoor recreation events related to Barnstable’s natural environment.

Labor Components of the Natural Resources Program
  • One full time program supervisor

  • One full time shellfish biologist

  • Three full time natural resource officers
  • One shellfish technician (ten months)
  • One or two seasonal shellfish assistants, depending on funding
  • Various AmeriCorps interns and public volunteers (Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing-BARS, Indian Ponds Association-IPA, Barnstable Land Trust-BLT).





Daniel J. Horn
P 508-790-6272
F 508-790-6275
1189 Phinney's Lane
Centerville, MA. 02632

Public Records
Ann Quirk
Public Records Request
Natural Resource Officers


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