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Establishing the baseline

Bob Ford, Land Protection Specialist

With every conservation restriction (CR) we accept, Mass Audubon must document, photograph, and map the restriction boundaries to ensure the long term protection of the property’s conservation values and environmental resources.  This information is compiled into what we call a “Baseline Documentation Report” for each CR property.

Recently, I visited Sacred Hearts Healing Center in Wareham, Massachusetts which is at the center of a public and private conservation partnership to preserve approximately 300 beautiful acres on Great Neck fronting on Buzzards Bay – possibly the last largest assembly of conservation land to be protected in this area. The conservation partnership includes Mass Audubon, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Town of Wareham, Wareham Land Trust, and numerous private property owners who have dedicated their land to conservation.

Here is John Coolidge, our Stewardship Specialist, using a GPS device to locate concrete property boundary markers as part of creating the Baseline Documentation Report for the Sacred Hearts CR. Look for more information to follow about the opening of a new trail for you to enjoy on this spectacular property.