Policy: Salt Ponds, No 5

" To determine where and how much water surface area should be retained and how much public access should be provided consistent with any development proposal in a salt pond(s), a comprehensive planning process should be undertaken as part of the development project that integrates with regional and local habitat restoration and management objectives and plans, and provides opportunities for collaboration among local, state and federal agencies, landowners, other private interests, and the public. In addition, the planning process should incorporate:
A baseline scientific assessment of existing and historical natural conditions and resource values of the pond(s); Natural resource conservation objectives that will protect and enhance onsite and adjacent habitat and species diversity; Provisions for public access and recreational opportunities appropriate to the land's use, size and existing and future habitat values; and Flood and mosquito management measures."

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