Bureau of Forestry Forest Management Tour - Barker Hill Lot 11/8/2022

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Barker Hill Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Overview   of Bureau of Forestry Forest Management Tour - Barker Hill Lot 11/8/2022

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DCR Foresters will be leading tours of prepared forest management areas, discussing techniques, providing a view of the trees designated for project, and explaining how operations will take place.  A detailed silviculture prescription for each operation will be provided to attendees.  These tours culminate a public process that included public meetings and a written comment period on each project.    

Due to social distancing requirements during this tour groups will be limited to 10 participants.  If the tour scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. becomes full participants will be divided into smaller groups.  All participants are required to wear a face mask during the tour and asked to remain the recommended distance of 6 feet apart. 

The tours will be conducted rain or shine as indicated below.  Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and to wear sturdy shoes.  Walking within these project areas may be difficult due to fallen trees.  For additional information about the tours and DCR forest management on State Forests, Parks, and Reservations, please contact Tom Brule′, Management Forestry Program Supervisor, at 413-680-0065. 

November 8th, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Townsend State Forest, Townsend

DCR Forester Mike Waterman will lead a tour of the “Barker Hill Lot” a ± 90 -acre planned forest management project in a red and white pine plantation and mixed hardwood forest type.  Meet at the trail off Barker Hill Road (see attached map).  This tour will involve walking on woods roads and off trail.  Attendees should be prepared to be away from their vehicles for an extended amount of time and distance for this tour.

  • From Townsend Center – Go west on Turnpike Road approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Barker Hill Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to forest trail on left side of road (park on left side of road).

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