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.

Apr
2
Thu
Solar Thermal for your Farm workshop @ UMass Cranberry Experiment Station
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Massachusetts Farm Energy Program will hold a Solar Thermal for your Farm workshop at the UMass Cranberry Experiment Station in East Wareham on Thursday, April 2nd, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

For information or to register, call Megan DeNardo at 413 727-3090 or email megan.denardo@cetonline.org

Apr
7
Tue
MFA Board of Directors meeting @ Forest Alliance offices
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The MFA Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting on April 7, 2015 at the MFA office in Marlborough at 2 pm

Apr
8
Wed
Tree Farm Inspectors Workshop @ Sturbridge Host Hotel
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Massachusetts Tree Farm Committee will hold a Tree Farm Inspectors training workshop on Wednesday, April 8th, from 8:30 am to 3 pm. at the Sturbridge Host Hotel on Route 20 in Sturbridge.  The workshop will train foresters in the recently revised 2015-2020 Tree Farm standards and any forester who wants to be able to certify Tree Farms for their clients must complete the training.

The workshop has been approved for 3.5 SAF Continuing Forestry Education credits.  Massachusetts and Connecticut CFE credits will also be available.  The $25 workshop fee includes lunch.

Forester Licensing Board meeting @ Shaler Hall, Harvard Forest
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
15
Wed
Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2015 @ Cross Insurance Arena
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm

The Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2015 will be held at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine from April 15 to 18th.  The Expo will feature educational sessions, equipment exhibits and the Boiler Bus Tour on April 15th.

For information or to register, call 978 669-5019 or email info@nebiomassheat.com

Introduction to Silviculture webinar @ online
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dave McGill from West Virginia University will put on a one-hour Introduction to Silviculture webinar at noon and 7 pm on April 15th.

To connect to the webinar, go to http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/forestconnect/web/subscribe.htm

Apr
16
Thu
Keystone Project Training @ Harvard Forest
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm

Keystone project trains people in forest ecology and stewardship, wildlife management and land conservation. Each participant agrees to serve as a local resource and advocate for forest conservation in their communities.

For more information about Keystone training, see www.masswoods.net.  Deadline for application for this year’s training is March 9th.

Apr
18
Sat
Low Down on Low Grade Workshop @ Pine Tree Lumber
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association will hold a Low Down on Low Grade workshop at Pine Tree Lumber in Lempster, New Hampshire on Saturday, April 18th, from 8 am to noon.

Participants will learn about several products made from low grade wood fiber which are in high demand, and in some cases, quite lucrative. The workshop will also examine the longevity and stability of these markets, and how forest management strategies are affected by low grade fiber demand.

To register for the workshop, call NHTOA at 603 224-9699.  The cost is $10 for NHTOA members, $15 for others.

This class will be outside, and will include a walk in the woods. Please dress appropriately.

Apr
22
Wed
Project Learning Tree Workshop @ DCR South Mountain HQ
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Massachusetts Project Learning Tree will hold a What’s in a Forest — Pre K – 8 Educator Curriculum PLT workshop at DCR’s South Mountain headquarters in Pittsfield on Wednesday, April 22, from 9 am to 1 pm.

In a forest, all the components work together in a cycle that is ever changing, yet balanced.  Humans may help or hurt this balance.  PLT’s many activities make these concepts easy to understand and powerful.

Participants will receive the pre K – 8 guide as part of the program and a Certificate of Completion.  The workshop cost is $20/person.

To register, call Gini Traub at 413 584-6788 or email gini.traub@state.ma.us

Massachusetts Project Learning Tree is sponsored by the Department of Conservation & Recreation and the Massachusetts Forest Alliance.

Apr
25
Sat
Mass Forest Alliance Annual Members Meeting @ Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Massachusetts Forest Alliance will hold its 2015 annual members meeting at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center in Southbridge on Saturday, April 25th, from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

When the days events and programs are finalized, they will be posted on this site

For more information, see massforestalliance.org/annualmeeting