Green Infrastructure Analysis for the
Pine Barrens Ecoregion
of Southeastern Massachusetts
by Eric Walberg, Jennifer Shakun, Gary Parhm
This green infrastructure analysis for the Coastal Pine Barrens Ecoregion of Southeastern Massachusetts identifies a network of open space that, if protected from development and managed properly, can contribute toward meeting broad conservation goals, including:
- Biodiversity support, particularly rare, threatened and endangered species.
- Ecosystem service support, particularly clean air and water,
- Human community resiliency and quality of life,
- Minimization of tax burden associated with new urban development in hazard areas, and
- Support of groundwater recharge.
The green infrastructure analysis is intended to provide a shared focus for regional conservation efforts
by multiple organizations working across the region.
This report was funded in part by a Landscape Scale Restoration grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.