Events

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.

Sep
3
Thu
Emerald Ash Borer Workshop @ Fire Station
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Tree Protective Association will hold an Emerald Ash Borer workshop at the Durham Fire Station in Durham, CT from 8 am to 3 pm on September 3rd.  The workshop is aimed at arborists, landscapers, foresters and forest managers and will explain how to recognize EABs and slow their spread. Cost of the workshop is $45 for CTPA members, $55 for others.  For more information, see http://www.ctpa.org/is-eab-a-threat-are-you-willing-to-bet-your-ash/

Native Ash Seed Collecting Webinar @ online
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Want to help conserve our native ash trees threatened by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.  Learn more about efforts to collect and preserve seeds from native ash species by taking part in a Native Ash Seed Collecting webinar which will be held on September 3rd from noon to 1 pm EDT.

The webinar will be presented by Molly Marquand of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and will discuss how to collect ash seeds as a way to protect and preserve ash species threatened by Emerald Ash Borers in our environment for future generations.

To take part in the webinar, go to www.joinwebinar.com and enter the code 136-194-563.

Wild Turkey Woodlands webinar @ online
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The American Tree Farm system will hold a one-hour Wild Turkey Woodlands webinar on September 3rd at 1 pm.  The webinar will feature Donnie Buckland and Tom Hughes from the National Wild Turkey Federation.

To access the webinar, register at www.treefarmsystem.org/atfswebinars.

Sep
8
Tue
Vernal Pools webinar @ online
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Penn State Extension will hold one-hour Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship webinars on Vernal Pools on September 8th at noon and at 7 p.m.  The webinar will explain how to recognize vernal pools, what indicator species are, and best management practices to protect them.  The webinar will be presented by Betsey Luppo from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

To attend the webinar, go to https://meeting.psu.edu/paforestweb/

Sep
9
Wed
Forester Licensing Board meeting @ Shaler Hall, Harvard Forest
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Massachusetts Forester Licensing Board will meet on Wednesday, September 9th, from 6 to 9 pm at Shaler Hall at Harvard Forest in Petersham.

Sep
10
Thu
Massachusetts Foresters Council Meeting @ Bluebonnet Restaurant
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Massachusetts Foresters Council will hold its fall workshops and members meeting at the Bluebonnet Restaurant in Northampton on September 10th from 3:30 to 9 pm.

Topics include an update on the Northern Long-eared Bat and its effect on forest operations;  forest health issues; DCR Service Forestry programs; pending legislation; and a presentation by the American Chestnut Foundation.  New DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez has been invited to attend. For more information or to see the schedule of events, see the listing on the Forest Alliance homepage.

Continuing Forestry Education Credits have been approved for this meeting.

To make a reservation, send your registration information and a check to Annette Belanger at MFA, 249 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, MA 01752-4503, or call Annette at (617) 455-9918 or email Annette@massforestalliance.org.  Reservations are due by September 8th.

Sep
12
Sat
Project Learning Tree Workshop @ Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitors Center
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Massachusetts Project Learning Tree will hold an Early Childhood Experiences workshop for educators at the Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitors Center in Lanesborough on September 12th from 9 am to noon.

PLT’s Early Childhood module, written for PreK-K educators, provides experiences that build a bridge to the natural world by starting with what’s most familiar to our young learners. Activities foster awareness, strengthen vocabulary, pique curiosity, and nurture creativity. The module is organized around units on the senses, the seasons and neighborhood trees. Links to skills and subjects in the PreK-K curriculum, fits with typical PreK routines and is flexible for the teacher.

The $15 registration fee includes the cost of the PLT curriculum and other materials.

Project Learning Tree is sponsored in Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation with support from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance.

Sep
17
Thu
Pro Silva webinar @ online
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lyle Almond from University of Maryland Extension will present an overview of the Pro Silva nature-based forestry movement in Europe which promotes continuous cover forestry by mimmicing natural forest stand development.

This webinar is free and will be conducted through Adobe Connect. Registration is requested. To register, go to http://woodlandwebinars-prosilvamovement.eventbrite.com.

Sep
19
Sat
Tree Farm Field Day @ Holiday Brook Farm
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The 2015 Tree Farm Field Day will be held at Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton on Saturday, September 19th, from 8:30 am to 4 pm.  The event will feature woodland tours, equipment demonstrations and tours of different land practices at Dicken Crane’s Holiday Brook Tree Farm.  The Field Day is sponsored by the Massachusetts Tree Farm Program, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Berkshire Conservation District.

The 2015 Tree Farmers of the Year award will also be presented to Eve-Cowles Tree Farm of Deerfield.

For more information, see the write-up on the Forest Alliance homepage.

Cost of the Field Day, including lunch, is $20 for adults, $8 for children.  To make a reservation, call Greg Cox at (413) 339-5526 or email gcox@crocker.com by September 15th.

Project Learning Tree Workshop @ Riverbend Farm, Canal Heritage State Park
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Massachusetts Project Learning Tree will hold a PLT Curriculum Workshop for PreK – Grade 8 Educators on September 19th at Riverbend Farm at the Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge from 9 am to 1 pm.  Cost of the workshop is $20.

PLT’s workshops include hands-on; minds-on activities that connect with topics in Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts and Math. Try out, discuss, and apply them to your teaching situation.

Project Learning Tree is sponsored in Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation with support from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance.