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Fall Conference 2016

Managing Massachusetts Forests:
Conservation, Stewardship, and Regulation

Saturday, October 29, 2016 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, Holyoke, MA


This is the Conference for
Conservation Commissions • Foresters • Timber Harvesters • Forest Land Owners • Land Trusts • Watershed Associations • Anyone Who Cares For or About Forests

Learn About
Wetlands Protection Act requirements for forestry • Forest Cutting Practices Act • MOU between MA DEP and MA DCR for forests and wetlands protection • Working with foresters and conservation commissions • Forest management • Forest BMPs • Ecological functions and values of forests that require protection • Managing forests for environmental stewardship and conservation goals

Keynote Address by David R. Foster!
David R. Foster, Director of the Harvard Forest, Principal Investigator for the Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research program, noted ecologist, and author of many books, including Wildlands and Woodlands – A Vision for the New England Landscape, will give the keynote address. Not to be missed! Read more about David Foster.

DCR Commissioner Leo Roy to Address the Conference!
Leo Roy, Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, will address the conference. DCR manages most of the forest lands owned by Massachusetts and implements many forest programs for the state, including the service forestry program. Read more about Commissioner Roy.

Register to Attend Fall Conference 2016 HERE

Download a PDF conference registration form HERE

MACC members $95; Government Agency Staff $105;
Full-time students $45; Others $120
Morning refreshments and lunch included

CFE credits expected for Massachusetts Licensed Foresters and CE hours for Timber Harvesters

Download the Conference Agenda and Speakers Bios HERE

Are you interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference?
To find out more, download the sponsor/exhibit form HERE

Forest Steward
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Fields Pond Foundation

Woodland Protector
My MassConn Woods

Tree Planter
Wetland Strategies and Solutions, LLC

Click HERE to review 2015 Fall Conference highlights.