Here is my dilemma. I am interested in buying a new home from a builder in Gloucester County NJ. The house is already in the process of being built. Wetlands encompasses a big portion of my 1.6 acres around my home.I have been on the DEP webpage but all the legal interpretation is rather confusing. I was wondering if I could remove dead trees in the wetlands that have fallen over and are just laying on the ground? Secondly, there are areas of thick brush and vines entwined with trees approx. 12 feet from the corner of my home. Am I allowed to "normal property maintenance" this area of the wetlands? Thirdly, is the "buffer zone" 50 feet from the center of the very small stream that is in the wetland area?
Any info. you can provide will help considerably.