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Threatened Parcels

Inventory of open space parcels threatened by development.

Parcels are listed in order by value.

Parcel Name Acres Evaluation Criteria (more info) Total Score Risk Level
E* G H/C R/E C*
Brandeis - Sibley Road Parcels 40 3 2 3 3 3 20 **
Lyman Estate 32 3 1 3 3 3 19 **
Mount Feake Cemetery 85 3 2 3 3 2 18 **
proposed Hardy Pond Conservation Area 22 3 1 3 3 2 17 **
Brandeis Riverfront 15 3 1 1 3 3 17 **
Wetlands East of Falzone Park (Lot 3) 5 3 1 2 2 3 17 **
Woods behind NorthEast School 23 2 2 1 3 3 16 **
Woods and Wetlands at the YMCA 5 3 1 1 2 3 16 **
Woods on Marlborough Road 4 3 1 1 2 3 16 **
Hardy School Open Space 7 3 2 1 2 2 15 **
Forest Streeet Park 15 3 1 1 1 3 15 **
South Street Wetlands/ Memorial Park 7 3 1 1 3 2 15 **
Former Olympus land behind the Fire Station 6 2 1 2 2 3 15 **
Beaver Brook Wetlands 12 3 1 1 2 2 14 **
Mass Central Rail Trail corridor 6 2 1 2 3 2 14 **
Woods at Cedarwood Playground 6 1 1 2 3 3 14 **
Buffer at Windsor Village 4 2 1 1 2 3 14 **
Gore Estate 19 2 1 3 3 1 13 **
Square Pond Woods, Beaver Street 5 3 1 1 1 2 13 **
Woods behind Resevoir Place 12 2 2 1 1 2 12 **
Dale Street Woods 5 1 1 1 2 3 12 **
Woods behind MacArthur School 13 2 1 1 3 1 11 **
Woods along Weston Line 10 3 1 1 1 1 11 **
Woods at Nipper Maher Playground 7 1 1 1 3 1 9 **
Veterans Field Greenspace 5 1 1 1 3 1 9 **
Grove Hill Cemetery 9.4 1 1 2 1 1 8 **
Calvary Cemetery 52 1 1 2 1 1 8 **
* - This criterion is doubled to calculate the total score.
‡ - This parcel needs to be re-evaluated due to recent changes.

Key to Evaluation Criteria:

  • E - Ecological Characteristics
  • G - Geologic Features
  • H/C - Historic and Cultural Significance
  • R/E - Recreational and Educational Significance
  • C - Connectivity

For a complete description of the evaluation criteria and the computation of the Total Score, see Open Space Evaluation Criteria.


Key to Risk Level:

*** At Risk
** Potentially Threatened
* Relatively Protected

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