Latest news from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance

Forest Tax Values for Fiscal 2016 Set

New recommended values for assessment of woodlands under Chapter 61 and Chapter 61A have been set for the fiscal year that begins July 1st by the Farmland Valuation Advisory Committee. Tax values for woodlands east of the Connecticut River will decline about 10 percent, while values for woodlands west of the river will rise about 3 percent. (more…)

DCR Public Meetings In February for Forest Management Projects

The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Bureau of Forestry will host two public meetings in February concerning proposed forest management projects on 420 acres in Pittsfield State Forest in Lanesborough and Hancock, 100 acres in South River State Forest in Conway, and 241 acres in Erving State Forest in Erving. (more…)

Learn More About Wood Energy

Interested in knowing more about wood energy and how it can be used as an alternative to propane, fuel oil or electricity for heating and process heat? If so, a webinar series hosted by the Wisconsin Wood Energy Team may be right up your alley. (more…)

Tree Farm Assessment To Visit 15 Massachusetts Tree Farms in May

Fifteen Massachusetts Tree Farms will be visited this May as part of the 2015 Massachusetts Tree Farm assessment to see how woodland owners here manage their land on-the-ground. (more…)

Mohawk Woodlands Partnership Gets $600K Grant to Improve Bird Habitats, Increase Wood Energy Use

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $638,000 Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant for a three year project to encourage sustainable forestry and energy practices in a 28 town region in northwestern Massachusetts. (more…)