Master Plan

Volunteers planting in coir rolls.

 

The Fresh Pond Reservation Master Plan - completed in 2000 - was the culmination of over two years of work by an advisory committee made up of citizens of Cambridge and City officials. This committee was established to create a comprehensive management plan for Fresh Pond Reservoir and the surrounding Reservation lands.

Currently, the Cambridge Water Department and the members of the Fresh Pond Advisory Board are working to implement the restorative changes mandated in the Fresh Pond Reservation Master Plan. To learn more about the Fresh Pond Advisory Board, click here>>

The following links are to Adobe PDF files that will open in a new window. A copy of the Fresh Pond Reservation Master Plan is available for review in the Ranger Station at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138.

 

Chapter I & II Vision Statement and Executive Summary of the Fresh Pond Master Plan

Chapter III Background and Methodology

Chapter III Figure 2 Fresh Pond Reservoir Map

Chapter IV The Ecological and Social History of Fresh Pond Reservation

Chapter V Jurisdiction and Accountability at Fresh Pond Reservation

Chapter VI Natural Resources and Current Conditions at Fresh Pond Reservation

Chapter VII Fresh Pond Reservation Natural Resource Management Policy

Chapter VIII Natural Resource Management Recommendations for Major Sites at Fresh Pond Reservation

Chapter IX. Fresh Pond Reservation Land-Use Policy

Chapter X Fresh Pond Reservation Education Policy

Chapter XI Fresh Pond Reservation Access Policies and Priorities

Chapter XII Fresh Pond Reservation Recreation Policy

Chapter XIII Fresh Pond Reservation Public Facilities and Services Policy

Chapter XIV Fresh Pond Reservation Implementation Plan

Chapter XV Fresh Pond Reservation Staffing Requirements and Organizational Structure

Chapter XVI Fresh Pond Master Plan Advisory Board

Fresh Pond Reservation Master Plan References and Appendices