128 Sandwich Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Eel River Watershed in Plymouth, Massachusetts is recognized as an
area of outstanding aesthetic
and biological value. The watershed contains rural landscapes, landscapes
of historic importance, and agrarian landscapes of regional significance.
31 state-and federal- listed rare species , are found in the Eel River Watershed and depend
upon the River, its ponds, wetland resource areas and watershed for their survival.
43% of the watershed is considered BioMap habitat, with 3,167
acres (33.6%) considered core habitat and another 855 acres (9.2%)
supporting natural landscape.
500 acres of the Eel River and associated uplands (approximately 5%
of the watershed) are classified as priority habitats of rare
species, containing plant and or animal populations protected
under Massachusetts Endangered Species Act.
of the Regional Conservation Planning Program,
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences