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Bureau of Forestry Pre-Harvest Forest Tour
Overview of Bureau of Forestry Pre-Harvest Forest Tour
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Forester Kevin Podkowka, will be leading a tour of the Ole Shaker Timber Sale where he will discuss forest management techniques in a predominantly northern hardwood forest, provide a view of the trees designated for harvest, and explain how harvest operations will take place. A detailed silviculture prescription for the harvesting operation will be provided to attendees. This tour culminates a public process that included a public meeting and a written comment period for the project.
Meet at the parking area for the Beacon Trail, in front of the gate, at Lindon W. Bates Memorial State Park in Hancock. (Directions listed below). The tour will be conducted “rain or shine” as indicated below. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and to wear sturdy shoes. For additional information about the tours and DCR forest management on state forests, parks, and reservations, please contact William Hill, Management Forestry Program Supervisor, at 413-545-3891.
From Hancock Shaker Village: From Hancock Shaker Village travel west on Route 20 (Lebanon Mountain Road) for approximately 2.1 miles to the top of the hill. The entrance to the state park and meeting area will be on the left and a Mass DOT maintained turn-off will be on the right.