New Reports from the Pleasant Bay Alliance

NEW: Sea Level Rise report is now available:

Sea Level Rise: Assessment of Impacts on Nauset Barrier Beach and Pleasant Bay

NEW: Draft Erosion Management Guidelines are available for public comment.  Comments should be submitted to the Pleasant Bay Alliance via email to [email protected], or mail to PO Box 1584 Harwich, MA 02645 by June 30, 2017.

Draft Guidelines for Managing Erosion in Pleasant Bay

NEW:  Watershed Composite Nitrogen Management Analysis

Pleasant Bay Composite Nitrogen Management Analysis


The Pleasant Bay Alliance is a municipal organization formed by the Towns of Orleans, Chatham, Harwich and Brewster to coordinate the resource management plan for the Pleasant Bay ACEC and watershed. The Alliance’s projects, programs and studies promote healthy natural resources and safe public access throughout Pleasant Bay.

Alliance programs encompass technical research, policy analysis, and public outreach in the areas of coastal processes, watershed planning, navigation, fisheries, wetlands protection, and water quality monitoring.

The Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan “continues to serve as an example of how other ACECs and communities across the Commonwealth can cooperatively plan for and protect sensitive natural resources.”  Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretarial approval of the 2008 Plan Update