WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

Land Protection

Dedication July 21, 2017

THE

Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens Eco-Region

HERRING

PONDS

"Southeastern Massachusetts contains the second-largest Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens (ACPB) ecoregion remaining in the world.”

Approximately “two–thirds of the original ACPBE habitat, [has already been lost] due in large part to residential development and fire suppression. Other factors, such as the use of off–road vehicles on fragile soils, invasive plants and pests, the substitution of non–native plants in place of native plants in our landscapes and the use of herbicides and pesticides are also taking a toll on the indigenous plants and animals.” 
 

Authorized for Purchase at October 17, 2015 Plymouth Town Meeting