Management Plan

The Pink Hill serpentine barrens is an extraordinary ecosystem with a history extending back into the deep past. It is home to an extraordinarily diverse group of plants and animals for such a small area of land, including several rare, threatened and endangered species. There is strong evidence that the barrens lost considerable ground in the latter half of the twentieth century, shrinking in area and declining in native species diversity with the waning of the disturbance regime that sustained it for centuries or thousands of years.

In the past few years, considerable progress has been made to begin the process of ecological restoration, but much still needs to be done before Pink Hill will recoup its losses. With strategically targeted effort, this significant piece of the region’s natural heritage can be brought back to top condition and its key processes restored to insure its long-term sustainability.