Natural riches!

Despite centuries of development, the Southeastern Massachusetts region has retained much of its original natural splendor. Forty unique, globally rare natural communities and nearly 200 state and federally listed species can be found here, within the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens ecoregion.

This ‘story map’ celebrates those riches, the biological wealth of the pine barrens ecoregion, and tells the story of one effort to cooperatively identify the most critical and sensitive of the region’s remaining open spaces in order to preserve and protect the integrity of these irreplaceable places.

Click here to access the Cape Cod Commission Story Map

This map is an example of the kind of information available on the story map - the dark green areas are a part of the "UnUn" layer - "Unprotected and Undeveloped" land within the ecoregion.