University of Massachusetts Amherst

Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System

Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System

IEI Maps

Overview of CAPS IEI Data

The Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System (CAPS) is an ecosystem-based (coarse-filter) approach for assessing the ecological integrity of lands and waters and subsequently identifying and prioritizing land for habitat and biodiversity conservation. We define ecological integrity as the ability of an area to support biodiversity and the ecosystem processes necessary to sustain biodiversity over the long term. CAPS is a computer software program and an approach to prioritizing land for conservation based on the assessment of ecological integrity for various ecological communities (e.g., forest, shrub swamp, headwater stream) within an area. This process results in an Index of Ecological Integrity (IEI) for each point in the landscape based on models constructed separately for each ecological community.

In November 2011 the Landscape Ecology Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst completed its first comprehensive, statewide assessment of ecological integrity using CAPS. IEI maps depicting the top 50% of lands with the highest ecological integrity have been completed for all cities and towns in Massachusetts.

The report “Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System (CAPS) Statewide Massachusetts Assessment: November 2011” provides information about CAPS and the 2011 CAPS analysis. [CAPS 2011 Report].

Maps depicting areas of potential high ecological integrity are available for all cities and towns in Massachusetts, plus a single map (GeoTIFF) encompassing the entire state. The town maps are in the form of high-resolution PDFs depicting areas in the top 50% of values using integrated IEI scores overlaid onto USGS topographic maps to help provide geographical references for important areas. Ecological communities are differentiated by color for the following categories: forest (green), shrubland (orange), coastal uplands (yellow to brown), coastal wetlands (cyan) and freshwater wetlands and aquatic (blue). For all ecological community types darker colors indicating higher-valued cells. File sizes are quite large (2-6 Mb) and download times will be long unless you have a high-speed internet connection.

CAPS map

These maps are for information only and are not referenced by any regulatory program. However, MassDEP has recently adopted a new approach to wildlife habitat management via assessment and mapping of important wildlife habitat for use in wetland protection review and permitting. This approach utilizes the Conservation Prioritization and Assessment System (CAPS) to create a set of maps that depict "Habitat of Potential Regional or Statewide Importance." Follow this link to access maps of "Important Habitat" for purposes of implementing the wildlife habitat provisions of the MA Wetlands Protection Act. [Mass 2011 DEP Data].

Mass IEI Maps

Maps depicting areas of potential high ecological integrity are available for all cities and towns in Massachusetts, plus a single map (GeoTIFF) encompassing the entire state. The town maps are in the form of high-resolution PDFs depicting areas in the top 50% of values using integrated IEI scores overlaid onto USGS topographic maps to help provide geographical references for important areas. Ecological communities are differentiated by color for the following categories: forest (green), shrubland (orange), coastal uplands (yellow to brown), coastal wetlands (cyan) and freshwater wetlands and aquatic (blue). For all ecological community types darker colors indicating higher-valued cells. File sizes are quite large (2-6 Mb) and download times will be long unless you have a high-speed internet connection.

The maps now posted on this web site are the most current versions available and were last updated in November 2011.

Town Map (2-6 Mb files)
Abington CAPS_IEI_ABINGTON.pdf
Acton CAPS_IEI_ACTON.pdf
Acushnet CAPS_IEI_ACUSHNET.pdf
Adams CAPS_IEI_ADAMS.pdf
Agawam CAPS_IEI_AGAWAM.pdf
Alford CAPS_IEI_ALFORD.pdf
Amesbury CAPS_IEI_AMESBURY.pdf
Amherst CAPS_IEI_AMHERST.pdf
Andover CAPS_IEI_ANDOVER.pdf
Aquinnah CAPS_IEI_AQUINNAH.pdf
Arlington CAPS_IEI_ARLINGTON.pdf
Ashburnham CAPS_IEI_ASHBURNHAM.pdf
Ashby CAPS_IEI_ASHBY.pdf
Ashfield CAPS_IEI_ASHFIELD.pdf
Ashland CAPS_IEI_ASHLAND.pdf
Athol CAPS_IEI_ATHOL.pdf
Attleboro CAPS_IEI_ATTLEBORO.pdf
Auburn CAPS_IEI_AUBURN.pdf
Avon CAPS_IEI_AVON.pdf
Ayer CAPS_IEI_AYER.pdf
Barnstable CAPS_IEI_BARNSTABLE.pdf
Barre CAPS_IEI_BARRE.pdf
Becket CAPS_IEI_BECKET.pdf
Bedford CAPS_IEI_BEDFORD.pdf
Belchertown CAPS_IEI_BELCHERTOWN.pdf
Bellingham CAPS_IEI_BELLINGHAM.pdf
Belmont CAPS_IEI_BELMONT.pdf
Berkley CAPS_IEI_BERKLEY.pdf
Berlin CAPS_IEI_BERLIN.pdf
Bernardston CAPS_IEI_BERNARDSTON.pdf
Beverly CAPS_IEI_BEVERLY.pdf
Billerica CAPS_IEI_BILLERICA.pdf
Blackstone CAPS_IEI_BLACKSTONE.pdf
Blandford CAPS_IEI_BLANDFORD.pdf
Bolton CAPS_IEI_BOLTON.pdf
Boston CAPS_IEI_BOSTON.pdf
Bourne CAPS_IEI_BOURNE.pdf
Boxborough CAPS_IEI_BOXBOROUGH.pdf
Boxford CAPS_IEI_BOXFORD.pdf
Boylston CAPS_IEI_BOYLSTON.pdf
Braintree CAPS_IEI_BRAINTREE.pdf
Brewster CAPS_IEI_BREWSTER.pdf
Bridgewater CAPS_IEI_BRIDGEWATER.pdf
Brimfield CAPS_IEI_BRIMFIELD.pdf
Brockton CAPS_IEI_BROCKTON.pdf
Brookfield CAPS_IEI_BROOKFIELD.pdf
Brookline CAPS_IEI_BROOKLINE.pdf
Buckland CAPS_IEI_BUCKLAND.pdf
Burlington CAPS_IEI_BURLINGTON.pdf
Cambridge CAPS_IEI_CAMBRIDGE.pdf
Canton CAPS_IEI_CANTON.pdf
Carlisle CAPS_IEI_CARLISLE.pdf
Carver CAPS_IEI_CARVER.pdf
Charlemont CAPS_IEI_CHARLEMONT.pdf
Charlton CAPS_IEI_CHARLTON.pdf
Chatham CAPS_IEI_CHATHAM.pdf
Chelmsford CAPS_IEI_CHELMSFORD.pdf
Chelsea CAPS_IEI_CHELSEA.pdf
Cheshire CAPS_IEI_CHESHIRE.pdf
Chester CAPS_IEI_CHESTER.pdf
Chesterfield CAPS_IEI_CHESTERFIELD.pdf
Chicopee CAPS_IEI_CHICOPEE.pdf
Chilmark CAPS_IEI_CHILMARK.pdf
Clarksburg CAPS_IEI_CLARKSBURG.pdf
Clinton CAPS_IEI_CLINTON.pdf
Cohasset CAPS_IEI_COHASSET.pdf
Colrain CAPS_IEI_COLRAIN.pdf
Concord CAPS_IEI_CONCORD.pdf
Conway CAPS_IEI_CONWAY.pdf
Cummington CAPS_IEI_CUMMINGTON.pdf
Dalton CAPS_IEI_DALTON.pdf
Danvers CAPS_IEI_DANVERS.pdf
Dartmouth CAPS_IEI_DARTMOUTH.pdf
Dedham CAPS_IEI_DEDHAM.pdf
Deerfield CAPS_IEI_DEERFIELD.pdf
Dennis CAPS_IEI_DENNIS.pdf
Dighton CAPS_IEI_DIGHTON.pdf
Douglas CAPS_IEI_DOUGLAS.pdf
Dover CAPS_IEI_DOVER.pdf
Dracut CAPS_IEI_DRACUT.pdf
Dudley CAPS_IEI_DUDLEY.pdf
Dunstable CAPS_IEI_DUNSTABLE.pdf
Duxbury CAPS_IEI_DUXBURY.pdf
East Bridgewater CAPS_IEI_EAST BRIDGEWATER.pdf
East Brookfield CAPS_IEI_EAST BROOKFIELD.pdf
East Longmeadow CAPS_IEI_EAST LONGMEADOW.pdf
Eastham CAPS_IEI_EASTHAM.pdf
Easthampton CAPS_IEI_EASTHAMPTON.pdf
Easton CAPS_IEI_EASTON.pdf
Edgartown CAPS_IEI_EDGARTOWN.pdf
Egremont CAPS_IEI_EGREMONT.pdf
Erving CAPS_IEI_ERVING.pdf
Essex CAPS_IEI_ESSEX.pdf
Everett CAPS_IEI_EVERETT.pdf
Fairhaven CAPS_IEI_FAIRHAVEN.pdf
Fall River CAPS_IEI_FALL RIVER.pdf
Falmouth CAPS_IEI_FALMOUTH.pdf
Fitchburg CAPS_IEI_FITCHBURG.pdf
Florida CAPS_IEI_FLORIDA.pdf
Foxborough CAPS_IEI_FOXBOROUGH.pdf
Framingham CAPS_IEI_FRAMINGHAM.pdf
Franklin CAPS_IEI_FRANKLIN.pdf
Freetown CAPS_IEI_FREETOWN.pdf
Gardner CAPS_IEI_GARDNER.pdf
Georgetown CAPS_IEI_GEORGETOWN.pdf
Gill CAPS_IEI_GILL.pdf
Gloucester CAPS_IEI_GLOUCESTER.pdf
Goshen CAPS_IEI_GOSHEN.pdf
Gosnold CAPS_IEI_GOSNOLD.pdf
Grafton CAPS_IEI_GRAFTON.pdf
Granby CAPS_IEI_GRANBY.pdf
Granville CAPS_IEI_GRANVILLE.pdf
Great Barrington CAPS_IEI_GREAT BARRINGTON.pdf
Greenfield CAPS_IEI_GREENFIELD.pdf
Groton CAPS_IEI_GROTON.pdf
Groveland CAPS_IEI_GROVELAND.pdf
Hadley CAPS_IEI_HADLEY.pdf
Halifax CAPS_IEI_HALIFAX.pdf
Hamilton CAPS_IEI_HAMILTON.pdf
Hampden CAPS_IEI_HAMPDEN.pdf
Hancock CAPS_IEI_HANCOCK.pdf
Hanover CAPS_IEI_HANOVER.pdf
Hanson CAPS_IEI_HANSON.pdf
Hardwick CAPS_IEI_HARDWICK.pdf
Harvard CAPS_IEI_HARVARD.pdf
Harwich CAPS_IEI_HARWICH.pdf
Hatfield CAPS_IEI_HATFIELD.pdf
Haverhill CAPS_IEI_HAVERHILL.pdf
Hawley CAPS_IEI_HAWLEY.pdf
Heath CAPS_IEI_HEATH.pdf
Hingham CAPS_IEI_HINGHAM.pdf
Hinsdale CAPS_IEI_HINSDALE.pdf
Holbrook CAPS_IEI_HOLBROOK.pdf
Holden CAPS_IEI_HOLDEN.pdf
Holland CAPS_IEI_HOLLAND.pdf
Holliston CAPS_IEI_HOLLISTON.pdf
Holyoke CAPS_IEI_HOLYOKE.pdf
Hopedale CAPS_IEI_HOPEDALE.pdf
Hopkinton CAPS_IEI_HOPKINTON.pdf
Hubbardston CAPS_IEI_HUBBARDSTON.pdf
Hudson CAPS_IEI_HUDSON.pdf
Hull CAPS_IEI_HULL.pdf
Huntington CAPS_IEI_HUNTINGTON.pdf
Ipswich CAPS_IEI_IPSWICH.pdf
Kingston CAPS_IEI_KINGSTON.pdf
Lakeville CAPS_IEI_LAKEVILLE.pdf
Lancaster CAPS_IEI_LANCASTER.pdf
Lanesborough CAPS_IEI_LANESBOROUGH.pdf
Lawrence CAPS_IEI_LAWRENCE.pdf
Lee CAPS_IEI_LEE.pdf
Leicester CAPS_IEI_LEICESTER.pdf
Lenox CAPS_IEI_LENOX.pdf
Leominster CAPS_IEI_LEOMINSTER.pdf
Leverett CAPS_IEI_LEVERETT.pdf
Lexington CAPS_IEI_LEXINGTON.pdf
Leyden CAPS_IEI_LEYDEN.pdf
Lincoln CAPS_IEI_LINCOLN.pdf
Littleton CAPS_IEI_LITTLETON.pdf
Longmeadow CAPS_IEI_LONGMEADOW.pdf
Lowell CAPS_IEI_LOWELL.pdf
Ludlow CAPS_IEI_LUDLOW.pdf
Lunenburg CAPS_IEI_LUNENBURG.pdf
Lynn CAPS_IEI_LYNN.pdf
Lynnfield CAPS_IEI_LYNNFIELD.pdf
Malden CAPS_IEI_MALDEN.pdf
Manchester CAPS_IEI_MANCHESTER.pdf
Mansfield CAPS_IEI_MANSFIELD.pdf
Marblehead CAPS_IEI_MARBLEHEAD.pdf
Marion CAPS_IEI_MARION.pdf
Marlborough CAPS_IEI_MARLBOROUGH.pdf
Marshfield CAPS_IEI_MARSHFIELD.pdf
Mashpee CAPS_IEI_MASHPEE.pdf
Mattapoisett CAPS_IEI_MATTAPOISETT.pdf
Maynard CAPS_IEI_MAYNARD.pdf
Medfield CAPS_IEI_MEDFIELD.pdf
Medford CAPS_IEI_MEDFORD.pdf
Medway CAPS_IEI_MEDWAY.pdf
Melrose CAPS_IEI_MELROSE.pdf
Mendon CAPS_IEI_MENDON.pdf
Merrimac CAPS_IEI_MERRIMAC.pdf
Methuen CAPS_IEI_METHUEN.pdf
Middleborough CAPS_IEI_MIDDLEBOROUGH.pdf
Middlefield CAPS_IEI_MIDDLEFIELD.pdf
Middleton CAPS_IEI_MIDDLETON.pdf
Milford CAPS_IEI_MILFORD.pdf
Millbury CAPS_IEI_MILLBURY.pdf
Millis CAPS_IEI_MILLIS.pdf
Millville CAPS_IEI_MILLVILLE.pdf
Milton CAPS_IEI_MILTON.pdf
Monroe CAPS_IEI_MONROE.pdf
Monson CAPS_IEI_MONSON.pdf
Montague CAPS_IEI_MONTAGUE.pdf
Monterey CAPS_IEI_MONTEREY.pdf
Montgomery CAPS_IEI_MONTGOMERY.pdf
Mount Washington CAPS_IEI_MOUNT WASHINGTON.pdf
Nahant CAPS_IEI_NAHANT.pdf
Nantucket CAPS_IEI_NANTUCKET.pdf
Natick CAPS_IEI_NATICK.pdf
Needham CAPS_IEI_NEEDHAM.pdf
New Ashford CAPS_IEI_NEW ASHFORD.pdf
New Bedford CAPS_IEI_NEW BEDFORD.pdf
New Braintree CAPS_IEI_NEW BRAINTREE.pdf
New Marlborough CAPS_IEI_NEW MARLBOROUGH.pdf
New Salem CAPS_IEI_NEW SALEM.pdf
Newbury CAPS_IEI_NEWBURY.pdf
Newburyport CAPS_IEI_NEWBURYPORT.pdf
Newton CAPS_IEI_NEWTON.pdf
Norfolk CAPS_IEI_NORFOLK.pdf
North Adams CAPS_IEI_NORTH ADAMS.pdf
North Andover CAPS_IEI_NORTH ANDOVER.pdf
North Attleborough CAPS_IEI_NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH.pdf
North Brookfield CAPS_IEI_NORTH BROOKFIELD.pdf
North Reading CAPS_IEI_NORTH READING.pdf
Northampton CAPS_IEI_NORTHAMPTON.pdf
Northborough CAPS_IEI_NORTHBOROUGH.pdf
Northbridge CAPS_IEI_NORTHBRIDGE.pdf
Northfield CAPS_IEI_NORTHFIELD.pdf
Norton CAPS_IEI_NORTON.pdf
Norwell CAPS_IEI_NORWELL.pdf
Norwood CAPS_IEI_NORWOOD.pdf
Oak Bluffs CAPS_IEI_OAK BLUFFS.pdf
Oakham CAPS_IEI_OAKHAM.pdf
Orange CAPS_IEI_ORANGE.pdf
Orleans CAPS_IEI_ORLEANS.pdf
Otis CAPS_IEI_OTIS.pdf
Oxford CAPS_IEI_OXFORD.pdf
Palmer CAPS_IEI_PALMER.pdf
Paxton CAPS_IEI_PAXTON.pdf
Peabody CAPS_IEI_PEABODY.pdf
Pelham CAPS_IEI_PELHAM.pdf
Pembroke CAPS_IEI_PEMBROKE.pdf
Pepperell CAPS_IEI_PEPPERELL.pdf
Peru CAPS_IEI_PERU.pdf
Petersham CAPS_IEI_PETERSHAM.pdf
Phillipston CAPS_IEI_PHILLIPSTON.pdf
Pittsfield CAPS_IEI_PITTSFIELD.pdf
Plainfield CAPS_IEI_PLAINFIELD.pdf
Plainville CAPS_IEI_PLAINVILLE.pdf
Plymouth CAPS_IEI_PLYMOUTH.pdf
Plympton CAPS_IEI_PLYMPTON.pdf
Princeton CAPS_IEI_PRINCETON.pdf
Provincetown CAPS_IEI_PROVINCETOWN.pdf
Quincy CAPS_IEI_QUINCY.pdf
Randolph CAPS_IEI_RANDOLPH.pdf
Raynham CAPS_IEI_RAYNHAM.pdf
Reading CAPS_IEI_READING.pdf
Rehoboth CAPS_IEI_REHOBOTH.pdf
Revere CAPS_IEI_REVERE.pdf
Richmond CAPS_IEI_RICHMOND.pdf
Rochester CAPS_IEI_ROCHESTER.pdf
Rockland CAPS_IEI_ROCKLAND.pdf
Rockport CAPS_IEI_ROCKPORT.pdf
Rowe CAPS_IEI_ROWE.pdf
Rowley CAPS_IEI_ROWLEY.pdf
Royalston CAPS_IEI_ROYALSTON.pdf
Russell CAPS_IEI_RUSSELL.pdf
Rutland CAPS_IEI_RUTLAND.pdf
Salem CAPS_IEI_SALEM.pdf
Salisbury CAPS_IEI_SALISBURY.pdf
Sandisfield CAPS_IEI_SANDISFIELD.pdf
Sandwich CAPS_IEI_SANDWICH.pdf
Saugus CAPS_IEI_SAUGUS.pdf
Savoy CAPS_IEI_SAVOY.pdf
Scituate CAPS_IEI_SCITUATE.pdf
Seekonk CAPS_IEI_SEEKONK.pdf
Sharon CAPS_IEI_SHARON.pdf
Sheffield CAPS_IEI_SHEFFIELD.pdf
Shelburne CAPS_IEI_SHELBURNE.pdf
Sherborn CAPS_IEI_SHERBORN.pdf
Shirley CAPS_IEI_SHIRLEY.pdf
Shrewsbury CAPS_IEI_SHREWSBURY.pdf
Shutesbury CAPS_IEI_SHUTESBURY.pdf
Somerset CAPS_IEI_SOMERSET.pdf
Somerville CAPS_IEI_SOMERVILLE.pdf
South Hadley CAPS_IEI_SOUTH HADLEY.pdf
Southampton CAPS_IEI_SOUTHAMPTON.pdf
Southborough CAPS_IEI_SOUTHBOROUGH.pdf
Southbridge CAPS_IEI_SOUTHBRIDGE.pdf
Southwick CAPS_IEI_SOUTHWICK.pdf
Spencer CAPS_IEI_SPENCER.pdf
Springfield CAPS_IEI_SPRINGFIELD.pdf
Sterling CAPS_IEI_STERLING.pdf
Stockbridge CAPS_IEI_STOCKBRIDGE.pdf
Stoneham CAPS_IEI_STONEHAM.pdf
Stoughton CAPS_IEI_STOUGHTON.pdf
Stow CAPS_IEI_STOW.pdf
Sturbridge CAPS_IEI_STURBRIDGE.pdf
Sudbury CAPS_IEI_SUDBURY.pdf
Sunderland CAPS_IEI_SUNDERLAND.pdf
Sutton CAPS_IEI_SUTTON.pdf
Swampscott CAPS_IEI_SWAMPSCOTT.pdf
Swansea CAPS_IEI_SWANSEA.pdf
Taunton CAPS_IEI_TAUNTON.pdf
Templeton CAPS_IEI_TEMPLETON.pdf
Tewksbury CAPS_IEI_TEWKSBURY.pdf
Tisbury CAPS_IEI_TISBURY.pdf
Tolland CAPS_IEI_TOLLAND.pdf
Topsfield CAPS_IEI_TOPSFIELD.pdf
Townsend CAPS_IEI_TOWNSEND.pdf
Truro CAPS_IEI_TRURO.pdf
Tyngsborough CAPS_IEI_TYNGSBOROUGH.pdf
Tyringham CAPS_IEI_TYRINGHAM.pdf
Upton CAPS_IEI_UPTON.pdf
Uxbridge CAPS_IEI_UXBRIDGE.pdf
Wakefield CAPS_IEI_WAKEFIELD.pdf
Wales CAPS_IEI_WALES.pdf
Walpole CAPS_IEI_WALPOLE.pdf
Waltham CAPS_IEI_WALTHAM.pdf
Ware CAPS_IEI_WARE.pdf
Wareham CAPS_IEI_WAREHAM.pdf
Warren CAPS_IEI_WARREN.pdf
Warwick CAPS_IEI_WARWICK.pdf
Washington CAPS_IEI_WASHINGTON.pdf
Watertown CAPS_IEI_WATERTOWN.pdf
Wayland CAPS_IEI_WAYLAND.pdf
Webster CAPS_IEI_WEBSTER.pdf
Wellesley CAPS_IEI_WELLESLEY.pdf
Wellfleet CAPS_IEI_WELLFLEET.pdf
Wendell CAPS_IEI_WENDELL.pdf
Wenham CAPS_IEI_WENHAM.pdf
West Boylston CAPS_IEI_WEST BOYLSTON.pdf
West Bridgewater CAPS_IEI_WEST BRIDGEWATER.pdf
West Brookfield CAPS_IEI_WEST BROOKFIELD.pdf
West Newbury CAPS_IEI_WEST NEWBURY.pdf
West Springfield CAPS_IEI_WEST SPRINGFIELD.pdf
West Stockbridge CAPS_IEI_WEST STOCKBRIDGE.pdf
West Tisbury CAPS_IEI_WEST TISBURY.pdf
Westborough CAPS_IEI_WESTBOROUGH.pdf
Westfield CAPS_IEI_WESTFIELD.pdf
Westford CAPS_IEI_WESTFORD.pdf
Westhampton CAPS_IEI_WESTHAMPTON.pdf
Westminster CAPS_IEI_WESTMINSTER.pdf
Weston CAPS_IEI_WESTON.pdf
Westport CAPS_IEI_WESTPORT.pdf
Westwood CAPS_IEI_WESTWOOD.pdf
Weymouth CAPS_IEI_WEYMOUTH.pdf
Whately CAPS_IEI_WHATELY.pdf
Whitman CAPS_IEI_WHITMAN.pdf
Wilbraham CAPS_IEI_WILBRAHAM.pdf
Williamsburg CAPS_IEI_WILLIAMSBURG.pdf
Williamstown CAPS_IEI_WILLIAMSTOWN.pdf
Wilmington CAPS_IEI_WILMINGTON.pdf
Winchendon CAPS_IEI_WINCHENDON.pdf
Winchester CAPS_IEI_WINCHESTER.pdf
Windsor CAPS_IEI_WINDSOR.pdf
Winthrop CAPS_IEI_WINTHROP.pdf
Woburn CAPS_IEI_WOBURN.pdf
Worcester CAPS_IEI_WORCESTER.pdf
Worthington CAPS_IEI_WORTHINGTON.pdf
Wrentham CAPS_IEI_WRENTHAM.pdf
Yarmouth CAPS_IEI_YARMOUTH.pdf

GIS Data

CAPS GIS data including IEI (at four scales), metrics (raw and scaled) and ecological settings variables are available as ArcGIS grids and GEOTIFFs.[CAPS 2011 Data].

Acknowledgements

These maps were funded by grants from The Nature Conservancy and the Federal Highway Administration via a grant administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under section 104 (b) (3) of the U.S. Clean Water Act. CAPS also received support from the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station and UMass Extension. National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is a federal partner, providing federal assistance and program leadership for numerous research, education, and extension activities. Data sources include the Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS).

Prepared in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Office of Transportation Planning and the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The contents of this web site reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official view or policies of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation or the Federal Highway Administration.

Contact Information

For assistance with interpretation of CAPS results or to report technical difficulties regarding access to the information on this page, please contact Scott Jackson (sjackson@umext.umass.edu)