Let us know if you'd like to be listed in the Pine Barrens Regional Conservation Directory.

Contact Molly

SEMPBA serves as the Coordinators of the Southeastern Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens Partnership. To find out more about the Pine Barrens Partnership click here.

Southeastern Massachusetts
Pine Barrens Alliance (SEMPBA)

SEMPBA's mission: building partnerships to better protect, enhance and celebrate the globally rare Southeastern Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens.



Click here to help us fund an AmeriCorps/Terra Corps Regional Conservation Coordinator for 2018-2019.



SEMPBA is very proud of our accomplishments of 2017, and 2018 is proving to be just as productive. Take a look at our 2017 Report and please support us in the year ahead!

Natural Burials and Green Cemeteries offer potential for conserving thousands of acres in Massachusetts —and beyond. Visit our Natural Burials Page for more information (coming soon).


Deborah Cramer

horseshoe crab

Inspired by author Deborah Cramer, author of the Narrow Edge, a Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab and an Epic Journey, SEMPBA is developing a horseshoe crab monitoring program for beaches in Plymouth. We could use your help! If interested contact TerraCorps Regional Conservation Coordinator Molly Travers.

Thinking of volunteering? Please fill out this form:

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Help us locate bats and monitor bat-favored habitat.

Please fill out this brief survey.

Contact Sharl Heller if you want to help us save bats!

Coalition to Preserve Natural Plymouth

What's the best use for the 1500 acre forested land surrounding the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant currently owned by Entergy? The next few months will determine the fate of the area's largest remaining parcel of pine barrens! We want a seat at the table of stakeholders when the discussions occur as to what happens next on the Entergy Property. Visit our Action Page for more information and to become involved.

Where Do You Love Map

Where Do You Love? 

We're making a map, one heart at a time. 

If we are going to find a way to protect our special places, keep our water clean, and have that long, quiet walk through the woods, then it has to begin with love, with an emotional connection to the earth. Wherever that is for you, we want to know.

Be a part of a regional conservation vision.

Fill out the 'Where Do You Love' form here. 

Where do you love? Please show us. Send your images or videos to pine@pinebarrensalliance.or

Place a heart on the map, pin a heart to your chest, and watch a vision for the conservation of where you love grow over the next two years.

View where others love. Click on the hearts to reveal why we love where we love. (If map fails to appear, please try a different browser.)


Explore Natural Plymouth

Explore Natural Plymouth logo

Explore Natural Plymouth (ENP) connects visitors and residents to the forests, farms, indigenous sites, wetlands, waterways and habitats of America's Home Town by establishing a network of destinations and events that celebrate Plymouth County's ecological heritage and natural beauty. Explore Natural Plymouth is a coalition of non-profit organizations, government agencies and private businesses dedicated to this effort. ENP's goal is to develop sustainable ecotourism in partnership with the Town of Plymouth, Plymouth County and environmental groups with locations in Plymouth County. For more information contact Sharl Heller and visit

Wondering why we are so passionate about our Pine Barrens?

It's all about understanding the ecosytem!

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Coastal Pine Barrens

Massachuetts Coastal Pine Barrens Map

The map above depicts the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens Ecoregion. The red areas mark the pitch pine-scrub oak forests within the eco-region. The forested areas alone are home to at least 72 State-Listed species and forests purify rainwater as it passes through the sandy soils into the Plymouth Carver Sole Source Aquifer, the only source of drinking water in the region.

The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife has state-listed 182 species of plants and animals in the Pine Barrens Eco-region as endangered, threatened or a species of concern. SEMPBA formed to help save the Pine Barrens but no one organization or even all of the organizations that exist now (and there are over 200 in the region) will be able to save this special ecosystem. It will take a large majority of people who care to stand up for greater protection of the environment and better community planning throughout the ecoregion.

The Pine Barrens need you. Please join or support the groups that are working everyday to save the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens Ecoregion. Many are found on SEMPBA's Conservation Directory found here.

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