Read Guidelines for Managing Recreational Use of Beaches to Protect Piping Plovers, Terns, and Their Habitats in Massachusetts  pdf format of Shorebird Management Guidelines
. These were developed by MassWildlife to assist property owners and beach managers in protecting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, Roseate Terns, Common Terns, and Arctic Terns and their habitats, pursuant to Massachusetts' Endangered Species Act (MESA) and the rare species habitat provisions of Massachusetts' Wetlands Protection Act.

Wire predator exclosures placed around Piping Plover nests can sometimes reduce egg predation and enhance nest success. Use of predator exclosures requires annual written authorization from MassWildlife and must conform to Guidelines for the Use of Predator Exclosures to Protect Piping Plover Nests  pdf format of Predator Exclosures for Piping Plover Nests