The Massachusetts Bays Program (MBP) developed the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to identify the work that needed to be done to maintain and improve the ecological integrity of the Massachusetts Bays. When the CCMP was originally drafted, MBP worked with approximately 300 individuals representing numerous agencies, organizations and municipalities to identify action plans and who would be responsible to carry them out.
Read more about how the CCMP was drafted and the original action steps of the CCMP.
Original Text of the CCMP
- Chapter I: Massachusetts Bays 1996 Comprehensive Conservation & Management file size 2MB
- Chapter II: The State of the Bays
- Chapter III: Overview of Coastal Subregions file size 4MB
- Chapter IV: Projects of Regional Scope & Impact file size 1MB
- Chapter V, Part 1: Action Plans file size 6MB
- Chapter V, Part 2: Managing Muncipal Wastewater file size 5MB
- Chapter VI through XI file size 1MB
- Appendices A through G file size 4MB
- Appendices H through L file size 2MB
CCMP Progress Report
The 2000 Progress Report file size 3MB showcases the MBP's successes between 1990-2000, and discusses the most pressing coastal environmental issues facing the Bays.
2003 Revisions to the CCMP
In 2000, the Massachusetts Bays Program and its partners took a long, hard look at the CCMP and the progress that had been made since its release. MBP found that many of the goals and work that had been proposed had either been completed or were well underway, and that some new challenges had emerged. It was clearly time to refine the MBP's goals.
Building upon the original CCMP, MBP created a companion piece that could be added to the original plan. The revised CCMP includes seventeen new Action Items and two new Action Plans.
The Massachusetts Bays Program is a cooperative venture of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Deval L. Patrick, Governor; Timothy P. Murray, Lieutenant Governor
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs - Richard K. Sullivan Jr., Secretary
Office of Coastal Zone Management - Bruce K. Carlisle, Director
Massachusetts Bays Program - Pamela A. DiBona, Executive Director