Reports and Documents

Analysis of Tidal Data from Meetinghouse Pond, Chatham Fish Pier and Boston: With Application to Management PBA_TideDataRep_13Aug2012

Coastal Resource Guide for Pleasant Bay and Chatham HarborPB Guide pp. 1-77

Assessment of Need, Feasibility and Resource Impacts Associated with Limited Improvement Dredging Assessment of Need_compressed

Muddy Creek Wetland Restoration Report (due to the large file size the report is provided in 3 parts):




Hydrodynamic Modeling

Shoreline and Marshline Change Study

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2013 Update RMP13_Final040313

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2008 Update

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2003 Update

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 1998 Update

Pleasant Bay Fertilizer Management Report

The Pleasant Bay Alliance Water Quality Monitoring Program:
Statistical Analysis of Multi-year Water Quality Monitoring Data
prepared by The Cadmus Group, Inc

Pleasant Bay Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Program Interim Report 2000-2008

Geomorphological Analysis of Nauset Beach/Pleasant Bay/Chatham Harbor
For the Purpose of Estimating Future Configurations and Conditions

MA Estuaries Project Technical Report for Pleasant Bay

Final Nitrogen Total Nitrogen TMDL for Pleasant Bay

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Bacterial TMDL for Muddy Creek
Report # MA 96-51-2004-01

Resource Assessment to Evaluate Ecological and Hydrodynamic
Responses to Reinstalling a Water Control Structure in the Muddy Creek Dike, Final Report

1967 Marine Resources Monograph

Citizens’ Guide to Estuarine Protection
2004 Citizen’s Guide to Estuarine Protection: Nitrogen Management for the River Complex Watersheds
Arey’s Pond & Namequoit River Watershed Residents Survey Report

Guidelines and Performance Standards
Guidelines and Performance Standards for Docks and Piers

Guidelines for Walkways and Stairways in Fresh and Marine Resource Areas in Pleasant Bay 2007

Media Releases

9/14/12 New Study Pleasant Bay Tidal Patterns

2/23/12: Muddy Creek Public Meeting

1/19/2011: Pleasant Bay Alliance Releases Fertilizer Management Plan

20/28/2010: Pleasant Bay Alliance Presents Report on Water Quality Trends

2/4/2003: Pleasant Bay Resource Management Alliance Releases Resource Plan Management Update.

10/28/2002: Pleasant Bay Alliance Releases Water Quality Data.

6/12/2002: Pleasant Bay Alliance Freshwater Pond assessment To Begin Next Week.

5/8/2002: Data on Development Potential Within The Pleasant Bay Watershed

5/15/2002: Info on How The Alliance is Providing Towns With Guidelines on For Permitting Marsh Walkways & Stairways

12/27/2001: Info on How The Alliance Moves Forward on Key Projects With Funds From The Community Foundation of Cape Cod

7/1/1999: Summer 1999 Bay News Newsletter

For More Information Contact:   Carole Ridley, Coordinator, 508-430-2563

Annual Reports

2011 Pleasant Bay Alliance Annual Report

2010 Pleasant Bay Alliance Annual Report

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan
April 2003

The entire Resource Management Plan is available, chapter by chapter, in PDF format.

Table Of Contents.

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Summary of Accomplishments & Recommendations

Chapter 3. Water Quality Monitoring

Chapter 4. Ecological Inventory & Habitat Protection

Chapter 5. Protection of Wetlands

Chapter 6. Watershed Planning

Chapter 7. Managing The Bay’s Fisheries

Chapter 8. Shoreline Change & Regulation of Shoreline Structures

Chapter 9. Waterways Safety & Navigation

Chapter 10. Public Access & Historic Resources

Chapter 11. Implementation Issues


Appendix. Implementation Summary

Members. of the Committee

Memorandum. of Agreement

Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan
April, 1998

The entire Resource Management Plan is available, chapter by chapter, in PDF format.

Table of Contents

List of Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan Committee Members and Contributors.

Section I: Framework for the Plan

Executive Summary and Recommendations

Chapter 1. History and Structure of the Planning Process

Section II: Resource Conditions and Trends

Chapter 2. Salt Water Resources

Chapter 3. Wetland Resources and Aquatic Vegetation

Chapter 4. Shellfish, Finfish and Wildlife

Section III: Human Uses and Trends

Chapter 5. Cultural and Visual Resources

Chapter 6. Inland and Shoreline Use and Development

Chapter 7. Boating

Chapter 8. Shellfishing and Finfishing

Section IV: Resource Management Issues and Recommendations

Chapter 9. Sustaining the Bay’s Biodiversity

Chapter 10. Managing the Bay’s Fisheries Resources

Chapter 11. A Regulatory Framework for Shoreline Structures

Chapter 12. Managing Environmental and Safety Impacts from Boating

Chapter 13. Enhancing Public Access Opportunities

Section V: Implementation Plan

Chapter 14. Organizational Structure

Chapter 15. Implementation Action Plan

Chapter 16. Resources


Final Revisions to the Plan