This green infrastructure analysis for the Pine Barrens Ecoregion of southeastern Massachusetts identifies a network of open space that if protected from development and managed properly address a set of related 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 conservation efforts
by multiple organizations working across the region.
Click here to access the Cape Cod Commission Story Map (see photo below for an example of the kind of data viewable from this map - the dark green areas are a part of the "UnUn" layer - "Unprotected and Undeveloped" land).
This map and document is be used by municipalities and environmental professionals to prioritize lands to conserve and develop green infrastructure.