Welcome to the Massachusetts Forest Alliance Events Calendar!

Here you can easily navigate the calendar below to view MFA events, meetings and workshops. In addition to MFA sponsored events, we also list other workshops and meetings hosted by third party organizations relevant to our membership. To find out more about an event, simply click on it for complete details. To search events by category, click on the ‘Categories’ button to select which categories to turn on and off.

DCR Pre-Harvest Tour @ Templeton State Forest
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

DCR forester Joelle Vautour will lead a tour of a planned 150 acre timber sale in Templeton State Forest.  Participants should wear clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy footware.

Take Route 2 to Templeton and get off at Exit 19. Turn right onto Route 202 North. Tour will meet .8 miles north of Route 2 exit on left side in a large gravel parking area.

Massachusetts Town Forest Conference @ Weston Community Center
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Weston’s Conservation Commission, the Weston Forest and Trails Association, and Land’s Sake Farm will  host a full-day town forest conference on October 5th focused on community forestry and all of the different opportunities that local, sustainable forest management can create. The event will consist of lectures and workshops targeted towards all different audiences during the morning, followed by interactive and hands-on activities in the afternoon.

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Foresters Council Fall Meeting in Northampton @ Bluebonnet Restaurant
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Massachusetts Foresters Council will hold its fall meeting and workshops at the Bluebonnet Restaurant in Northampton on Thursday, October 9, between 3 and 8 pm.  Workshop topics include:

  • Northampton Watershed’s timber harvest
  • Thermal Bill passage & updates
  • Changes & Opportunities to the Mass Tree Farm Program
  • Forest Bird habitat in Massachusetts

This program has been approved for 3.0 Massachusetts forester licensing credits.

Consulting Foresters Field Tour & Workshop @ Stonefence Farm
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Association of Consulting Foresters will hold a field tour and forest technology workshop for consulting foresters at Stonefence Farm in Salisbury, New Hampshire, on October 10th.  The workshop is free and SAF forester credits are being applied for.

The program will include a morning tour of a 300 acre woodland and wetland, and an afternoon workshop on “Increasing Accuracy and Efficiency on plot using the latest tools in Forest Technology” presented by Britt Townsend of Forest Resource Solutions.

Please register by emailing Robert Bradbury at  Lunch will be provided by LandVest.

Directions:  Take Route 127 southwest 2.5 miles from junction with Route 3 south of Franklin to North Road.  Follow North Road about 1 mile to StoneFence Farm.

Forester Licensing Board meeting @ Holdsworth Hall
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DCR Tree Steward Training @ Harvard Forest
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm

The 2014 DCR Tree Steward Training will take place Friday, October 24, to Saturday, October 25, at the Harvard Forest in Petersham.

At this year’s session: learn about tree planting, soils, i-Tree, working with community groups and municipal departments, pests, pruning, tree ID, and funding urban forestry programs and participate in a roundtable discussion on urban and community forestry. We’ll have a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions.