Facing widespread public backlash, the Trustees of Reservations have rescinded a recently released draft beach management plan for the Chappaquiddick beaches they own and manage, the president of the land trust announced Thursday.

“We are pulling the plan,” TTOR president John Judge told the Gazette by phone.

“We want to expand the process and tap the collective intelligence of folks...including the many people that are passionate about the beach and passionate about the ecological treasure we have there.”

A press release announcing the change went out shortly afterward.

First unveiled last month, the draft management plan laid out sweeping changes for the roughly 12 miles of barrier beach that begins at Norton Point in Edgartown and connects to Wasque Reservation, Leland Beach and Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge.

Altered routes for over-sand vehicles and a ban on dogs were among the proposed changes that had sparked criticism from longtime beach users, including fishermen and families.

In the press release, Mr. Judge acknowledged the criticism.

“The trustees will be reaching out to stakeholder groups in the coming weeks to better understand the areas of greatest concern,” the release said in part.

The trustees had begun present the plan to town boards, including the Edgartown conservation commission on Wednesday night, and a series of public engagement sessions were planned for early August.

But all that has now changed, Mr. Judge told the Gazette. Instead, he said the August meetings will be canceled and a new set of public engagement sessions will be held beginning in the fall.

“We can use the fall where we go back and meet with folks,” said Mr. Judge, who formerly headed the Appalachian Mountain Club and took over as TTOR president in January.

“It’s going to be good for us as an organization that holds eight properties and thousands of acres of conservation land on the Vineyard,” he added. “We’re at the intersection of where recreation meets resiliency . . . and those two things need to be connected with the urgency around stewardship.

“We’re going back to the drawing board.”