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.

The Basics of Land Record Research, Property Ownership and Boundary Information
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eastern CT Forest and Landowners Association & Wolf Den Land Trust

Winter 2015 Program

Windham County Extension Center, 139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT


Please join us for an informative program led by Jeff Stefanik who will share with attendees available internet resources and review the basics of land record research and how it relates to ownership and boundary information. This informative program will be helpful to all who have an interest in property in the region.

Jeff is a licensed surveyor in CT, RI, VT, NH and NY and employed with Guerriere and Halnon, Inc., Milford, MA.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Wyndham Land Trust, Inc. and serves as a Land Steward for the Rapoport-Spalding Preserve in Woodstock.  Jeff is also the Vice Chairman of the Woodstock Open Space and Farmland Preservation Committee and serves as the Woodstock Town Historian.

Pre-registration is requested but not required.
RSVP to Bill Reid by e-mailing him at or via phone at 774-626-3282
Please join us and bring your friends and neighbors!
Refreshments will be served

Oxen Logging Demonstration in Chesterfield @ Jackson Swamp property
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

See a logger and oxen team perform a sustainable harvest at Hilltown Land Trust’s Jackson Swamp property on Ring Road in Chesterfield on Saturday, March 7th from 10 am to noon.  The event will include a forest tour with forester Tom Jenkins and the oxen logging demonstration.

Parking is limited so RSVP to ensure getting a spot.

UMass Community Tree Conference @ Stockbridge Hall
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 36th annual UMass Community Tree Conference, Preserving Trees and Landscapes in a Changing Environment, will be held at Stockbridge Hall at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on March 10th from 9 am to 4 pm.  Cost to attend is $65.

For more information, see

MFA Board of Directors meeting @ TD Bank
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The MFA Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting on March 10, 2015 at TD Bank in Orange at 2 pm

Farm Succession & Estate Planning Workshop
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Essex County Land Trust is sponsoring a free Farm Succession & Estate Planning workshop in Topsfield on Saturday, March 14th, from 8 to 10:30 am.

Participants will get a complete guide to farm asset and management transfer, learn practical steps to completing a farm transfer plan, and gain an understanding of how a farm transfer plan can provide for a secure retirement while create opportunities for the next generation of farmers.

Suburban Deer Management in Eastern Massachusetts @ Memorial Hall Library
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mass Wildlife’s Deer Project Leader, David Stainbrook,  will give a talk about Suburban Deer Management in Eastern Massachusetts, at the Memorial Hall Library in Andover at 7 pm on March 16, 2015

Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium @ Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Harvard Forest will hold its annual Forest Ecology Symposium at the Fisher Museum on March 17, 2015 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Introduction to Forest Harvesting Systems webinar @ online
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ben Spong from West Virginia University will put on an Introduction to Forest Harvesting Systems webinar.

The webinar will be held at noon and 7 pm.  To join the webinar, go to

Massachusetts Tree Farm Committee Meeting @ Brewmasters Tavern
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Massachusetts Tree Farm Committee will hold its quarterly meeting at Brewmaster’s Tavern in Williamsburg on Thursday, March 19th, at 3 p.m.

Maple Weekend @ Sugarhouses & Maple Restaurants
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm

Want to see how maple syrup is made?  Sugarhouses and maple syrup restaurants will be open around Massachusetts on Maple Weekend on March 21st and 22nd

To find a sugaring operation near you, go to