The sanctuary draft management plan serves as a non-regulatory policy framework for addressing the issues facing the sanctuary over the next five years. It lays the foundation for restoring and protecting the sanctuary’s ecosystem; details the human pressures that threaten the qualities and resources of the sanctuary; and recommends actions that should be taken both now and in the future to better manage the area and resources.
Download The Draft Management Plan
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I. Introduction to the Document
II. Institutional Setting
III. Sanctuary Setting
IV. Resource States
V. Status of Human Use
VII. Action Plans
VIII. Draft Environmental Assessment
IX. Sources Cited
may request electronic
versions of the plan on CD by contacting
the sanctuary offices by
phone at 781-545-8026, by fax at
781-545-8036, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at
SBNMS, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066.
Printed copies of the draft management plan will be sent to
public libraries, academic institutions, sanctuary education and
research partners, and government offices in the sanctuary region.
Click here for a complete listing of those locations.
Guide to the Plan
here for the Special Edition Banknotes with highlights from the Draft Management Plan.
Update on Draft Management Plan
Click here for an update on the draft management plan including clarification of some misconceptions about the plan.
Public Meetings Held
Eight public meetings were held across New England from June 5 to June 19, 2008. Numerous public comments were received and will be compiled and incorporated into the Final Management Plan.
Click here for the Public Meeting Schedule and transcripts.
following pdf documents are the collected public comments submitted
to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary during the commenting perion May 6th - October 3, 2008. The comments were received via mail, e-mail and spoken
remarks at a series of public meetings.
on a link below to download the
file you would like to view.
Bank Public Comments:
Individual Email Comments
Form Email Comments
Spoken Comments Transcripts
note, to view in PDF format, you will need the
Acrobat reader. Click on a document link (Mac users, click
and hold) to download the document.