Monthly Update

The Crystal Lake Community Forest in Gardner engages community members in managemt and has partnerships with a local hospital and volunteer groups. 

The Gertrude E Cornish Town Forest and Lincoln Woods are owned and managed by the town of Norton, MA. A DCR Stewardship grant helped the town harvest timber to remove trees killed by winter moth and promote regeneration of new trees. 

With help from a DCR Stewardship Grant, the town of Gill built trails and interpretive signs that help make the beautiful ecosystems of the Blake Town Forest accessible to residents.

The Osgood Hill Conservation Area is a popular recreational area for residents of North Andover. In 2016, the town used a DCR Forest Stewardship Grant to implement a timber harvest and invasive species removal on the forest. 

The Keystone Project seeks to train those people with a disproportionate influence on their community.

image of part of their timber sale

Learn about Hardwick landowners Tracy Markham and Denise Niemitz's experience managing their forest. 

emerald ash borer on top of a penny for scale

The emerald ash borer is an invasive forest pest that is present in Massachusetts. This article contains some basic information about the insect, how it can impact Massachusetts forests, and what landowners can do to help prevent the spread of emerald ash borer. 

How do men and women’s roles and views of land differ?

Increasing Forest Resiliency for an Uncertain Future booklet

It is possible to increase forest resiiency