Fort Phoenix planning unit : including Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation, Nasketucket Bay State Reservation, and West Island State Reservation : resource management plan [book]

2012 unpublished
Resource Management Plans (RMPs) provide guidance for the management of properties under the stewardship of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). They are working documents for setting priorities, enabling the Department to adapt to changing fiscal, social, and environmental conditions. The planning process provides a forum for communication and cooperation with park visitors and the surrounding communities to ensure transparency in the DCR's stewardship efforts. Massachusetts'
more » ... uth Coast is a special place; rich in history, natural resources, and picturesque land and seascapes. The three properties covered in this RMP are neither the largest nor best known parks in the DCR system. However, visitors to these properties are amply rewarded with some of the most interesting and scenic spots along Buzzards Bay. From swimming and picnicking at Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation to walking in near solitude along the trails and shoreline of Nasketucket Bay State Reservation or West Island State Reservation, these properties provide a variety of ways to experience and enjoy the South Coast. Being on the coast, these properties are subject to flooding, storm impacts, and sea level rise. Their management requires addressing day-to-day needs while preparing for both infrequent catastrophic and long-term changes in the coastal environment. This plan addresses current and future needs, and provides for the ongoing use, enjoyment, and enhancement of these properties.
doi:10.5962/bhl.title.103770 fatcat:rse6gnib55d4hlfvbt2ibtv3ie