Following years of monitoring, management, and meetings, the Masschusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Services and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Services released a new Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for the piping plover, a small bird that makes its home on sandy shorelines and rocky beaches. The HCP outlines a flexible approach to managing habitats for the bird while promoting long-term conservation, as the document is intended to cover the next 26 years. 

CBI has been facilitating a multi-party advisory group in the development of this document since 2014, working with local municipal beach managers, state agencies, and the Fish and Wildlife Services throughout the process. 

You can read more about the plan and the process on the FWS website or read the HCP in full.