Massachusetts General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 and City (Article V Section 18) Laws and regulations protect:
Buffer zones are measured from the edge of a resource area, outwards. The distance measured outwards depends on the type of buffer zone or no alteration zone. These zones are as follows:
Independent of Buffer Zones, a 200-foot Riverfront Area applies to rivers and perennial streams (streams that run throughout the year). Please note that the 200-foot Riverfront Area is a resource area and not a buffer under both the State Act and Framingham Bylaw.
Wetland resource areas are protected by the following laws and regulations: