A public meeting to
solicit input and comments for the Central Berkshire District Resource Management Plan was held at on September
at the Berkshires Regional Headquarters (SouthMountain), 740 South Street, PittsfieldMA. Public comments on this forest
management plan will be accepted through December 2, 2005.†
Comments will be used to finalize the plan.
Massachusetts needs modern, systematic resource management
planning.† State law requires
management planning on all forestland owned by state agencies and
departments.† In addition, the DCR
system lands are Green Certified as sustainable managed forests.† Maintaining our certification requires the
development of resource management plans that will explore and catalog our
resources and direct their wise and sustainable use over time.
We have many good reasons
to wisely manage our state forests, and the public can contribute to the
planning process in a number of important ways.† Participants will have a chance to learn
more about forest management, and how and why we harvest trees, and share
information or voice ideas about favorite state forests or parks.† †This
is the publicís opportunity to participate in the development of a Forest
Plans that meets the legislative mandate of the agency.