Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. More »
Plants-related journal articles and technical reports
Smith, S.M. 2008. Multi-decadal changes in salt marshes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: a photographic analysis of vegetation loss, species shifts, and geomorphic change. Northeastern Naturalist (in press).
Forman, S.L., Z. Sagintayev, M. Sultan, S. Smith, R. Becker, M. Kendall, and L. Marìn. 2008. The 20th century migration of parabolic dunes and wetland formation at Cape Cod National Seashore, MA: Landscape response to a legacy of environmental disturbance. The Holocene, Vol.18, No 5, 765-774.
Smith, S.M., C.T. Roman, M-J. James-Pirri, K. Chapman, J. Portnoy, and E. Gwilliam 2009. Responses of plant communities to incremental hydrologic restoration of a tide-restricted salt marsh in southern New England (Massachusetts, U.S.A.). Restoration Ecology (in press)
Smith, S.M., M. Hanley, and K.T. Killingbeck. 2008. Development of vegetation in dune slack wetlands of Cape Cod National Seashore (Massachusetts, USA). Plant Ecology 194: 243-256.
Smith, S.M. 2007. Removal of salt-killed vegetation during tidal restoration of a New England salt marsh: effects on wrack movement and the establishment of native halophytes. Ecological Restoration 24:268-273.
Smith, S.M. and S. Warren. 2006. Determining ground surface topography in tidal marshes using water marks. Journal of Coastal Research 23: 265-274.
Smith, S.M. and K. Lee. 2006. Responses of periphyton to artificial nutrient enrichment in freshwater kettle ponds of Cape Cod National Seashore. Hydrobiologia 571:201-211.
Smith, S.M. 2004. Manual control of Phragmites on pondshores of Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 43: 50-56.
Smith, S.M., R.R. Abed, F.Garcia-Pichel. 2004. Biological soil crusts of sand dunes in Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA. Microbial Ecology. Technical Reports
Smith, S.M., K. Fiedler, and H. Bayley. 2008. Assessment of Vegetation in Permanent Freshwater Ponds of the Province Lands, Cape Cod National Seashore, 2007. NPS Report. Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA.
Smith, S.M., 2007. Assessment of Vegetation in Forested Vernal Wetlands of Cape Cod National Seashore - 2006. NPS Report. Cape Cod National Seashore. Wellfleet, MA. Smith,
S.M. 2006. Dune grasslands vegetation monitoring, 2005. NPS report. Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA.
Smith, S.M. 2004. 2003 Salt Marsh Vegetation Monitoring Report - Cape Cod National Seashore. NPS Report. Cape Cod National Seashore. Wellfleet, MA. Illustrated Guide to Salt Marsh Plants and Animals
Did You Know?
The Mayflower was 90’ long, 25’ wide and carried its 102 passengers on a 66 day journey from Plymouth, England finally reaching Provincetown, Massachusetts on November 10, 1620.