Management Plan and Updates

The Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan is designed to provide analysis and action steps for coordinated local, regional and state management and permitting activities in Pleasant Bay and the Pleasant Bay watershed.

The plan is based on four guiding principles:

  • To sustain and, wherever practicable, regenerate the health and productivity of Pleasant Bay’s eco-system;
  • To encourage recreational, residential, and commercial activity consistent with resource sustainability and public safety;
  • To enhance opportunities for public access to and enjoyment of Pleasant Bay,
    in balance with resource sustainability and private property rights; and
  • To preserve the Bay’s unique character including its natural beauty, tranquility, history and accessibility.

The first Resource Management Plan was developed in 1998, and was adopted by the Alliance towns and the Commonwealth. Every five years, the Alliance updates the resource management plan and submits it to the four towns and the Commonwealth for approval.

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2013 Update

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2008 Update

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2003 Update

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 1998 Update