Forest Cutting Plans
Chapter 132 Forest Cutting Plans are prepared for all harvesting operations on DFW lands, are reviewed internally by the DFW Natural Heritage, Wildlife, and Fisheries Sections, and by the appropriate DFW Wildlife District office, then are approved by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and sent to the appropriate town conservation commission. Cutting plans contain detailed maps of the harvest area and information on the type of harvesting employed and the silvicultural objectives for the operation. In addition, pre- and post-harvest inventories are done at all harvest sites as part of DFW's Biological Monitoring effort. However, cutting plans provide little or no information on the surrounding landscape or on how the particular harvesting operation fits into plans for the property as a whole. Detailed property level information is available in DFW Forestry Site Plans, and landscape level information is available in DFW Forest Management Zone (FMZ) Plans that cover multiple properties in one or more ecoregions.
forest cutting plan document with codes and definitions is available.
Summaries of Chapter 132 Forest Cutting Plans are presently available
for the following sites on DFW lands:
|Peru WMA (1.18 MB)||19||Western||Peru||Nov 2006 - Feb 2007|
|Fox Den WMA (1.62 MB)||36||Western||Middlefield||Feb 2006 - Mar 2007|
|Montague Plains WMA (1.18 MB)||118||CT Valley||Montague||Dec 2006 - Feb 2008|
|Herm Covey WMA||30||CT Valley||Belchertown||Dec 2007 Jan 2008|
|Birch Hill WMA||62||Central||Royalston||May 2007 - Dec 2007|
|Phillipston WMA||30||Central||Phillipston||Sep 2007 - Oct 2007|
|Moose Hill WMA||23||Central||Paxton||Feb 2007 - Mar 2007|
|Stafford Hill WMA (1.48 MB)||22||Western||Cheshire||Jan 2009 - Feb 2009|