Managing Massachusetts Forests:
Conservation, Stewardship, and Regulation
Saturday, October 29, 2016 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fall Conference 2016 was a great success!
More than 120 people attended the conference. It received high marks from participants. These are a few of the many positive evaluations:
The Conference opened with Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy giving opening remarks about DCR's Forestry Program and Massachusetts forests.
Then, David R. Foster, Director of the Harvard Forest, professor, ecologist, and author of many books, gave an inspiring and informative keynote address, Wildlands and Woodlands: The Argument and Prospects for Forest Conservation in New England.
Later speakers discussed managing forests, forestry best management practices, how to read a forest cutting plan, and the interaction of the Wetlands Protection Act and Forestry Cutting Practices Act. We heard from the people who planned an innovative project at the Bearsden Conservation Area: Logging for Wildlife. Participants also chose from among one of three breakout sessions: the challenges of managing forest pests; protecting unprotected forest land with Chapter 61; and forest resiliency in an uncertain future.
You can download the complete Conference Agenda and Speaker Bios HERE.
You can download the opening Slide Show HERE.
You can download an annotated list of References and Resources to supplement the conference materials HERE.
Proceedings of the conference are free of charge to conference participants and available for purchase by others. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See photos of the conference HERE.
Read our essay inspired by the conference: Is There a Forest in Your Future?
THANKS TO OUR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
THANKS TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS