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.
An all-day workshop for firewood producers will be held at the Rice Extension Center in Voorheesville, New York on May 7, 2015.
For more information, see www.na.fs.fed.us/werc
The Vermont Professional Logger Program (LEAP) will hold a Strengthening What’s Already There business innovation workshop for loggers at Cersosimo Lumber in Brattleboro on May 12th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
The all day workshop will teach loggers to innovate, manage time, improve their work processes, strengthen their employee engagement and analyze logging job costs, using examples of the most successful logging contractors in the Northern Forest.
Cost of the workshop is $35 including lunch. For information about the workshop, contact the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program at 802 828-1098.
To register for the workshop, send your name and a $35 check made out to VTLEAP to Logger Education to Advance Professionalism, 41 Northrup Road, Middletown Springs, VT 05757
The Greenfield Town Council’s Economic Development Committee and the Planning Board will hold a joint public hearing on Tuesday, May 12th, at 6 p.m. to consider the proposed new section to the Greenfield Zoning Ordinance, 200 – 7.19 Biomass and Wood Burning Facilities. This section would regulate any new or existing commercial biomass facilities located in Greenfield for thermal, electric, or combined heat & power use.
The hearing will be held at the Inspections/Enforcement Department at 20 Sanderson Street, 2nd floor in Greenfield.
Copies of the proposed zoning section may be obtained from the Town Clerk at 14 Court Square during normal business hours, or by calling 413 772-1555, x6163.
The proposed section may be considered by the Greenfield Town Council at its May 20th meeting at 7 pm at the GCTV studio at 393 Main Street.
Franklin Land Trust will hold a Spring Forest Bird Tour on the Reid property in Leyden on Wednesday, May 13th from 7:30 to 9:30 am. FLT’s Josh Morse will lead the tour which will look and listen for newly arrived migrating birds in a forested habitat.
To register, call Linda Alvord at 413 625-9151
Opacum Land Trust and the Mass Forest Alliance are sponsoring a spring bird walk and forest tour at Frank & Lucy Ruane’s property in Brimfield on Saturday, May 16th at 9 am. The Ruane’s woodland was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado. Participants can see how the Ruane’s woodland has recovered following post-tornado salvage operations compared to the adjacent Brimfield State Forest.
Participants should dress for the weather conditions and bring bug spray for ticks.
For other information, see www.opacumlt.org
15 Massachusetts Tree Farms will be visited between May 19th and May 21st as part of the 2015 Massachusetts Tree Farm assessment. Tree Farms to be visited stretch from Hancock in Berkshire County to Marlborough in Worcester County.
The Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee will meet at Berkshire East’s new lodge in Charlemont on Tuesday, May 19th, from 6 to 8 pm
Come join other women for some enjoyable time in the woods on a nature walk with naturalist Laurie Sanders, host of NPR’s Field Notes, followed by an informal exchange of questions, problems and strategies for owning, managing and planning for your land. The walk will be followed by a light lunch.
Space is limited so register by calling Wendy Ferris at 413 625-9151 x111 or email email@example.com . Directions to the walk will be provided upon registration
The Forester Licensing Board will hold its next meeting at Shaler Hall at Harvard Forest on May 28th from 6 to 9 pm.