Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Hansen and Chipman Lots

Monday, October 18, 2021
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Hansen and Chipman Lots

Tom Brule', Management Forestry Program Lead

Address

DCR Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry
40 Cold Storage Drive, PO Box 484, Amherst, MA 01002

Overview   of Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Hansen and Chipman Lots

  • Rain date: This event is rain or shine
  • Fees: Free of charge
  • Capacity: 10 participants

DCR Forester Mike Waterman will lead a tour of the “Hansen and Chipman Lots” a ± 97 -acre planned timber sale of a red pine plantation, mixed hardwood, and pitch pine forest type.  Meet at the entrance to the state forest off Old Concord 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 the Center of Hudson – Go east on Main Street approximately 4.0 miles, turn right onto White Pond Road, travel approximately 1.5 miles to the entrance to the “Desert Natural Area”.  Walk east approximately 1500 feet to intersection of Old Concord Road and trail into state forest.

DCR Foresters will be leading tours of prepared timber sale areas, discussing forest management techniques, providing a view of the trees designated for harvest, and explaining how harvest operations will take place.  A detailed silviculture prescription for each harvesting 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 and brush.  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 413-545-3891. 

You will need   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Hansen and Chipman Lots

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. 

Additional Resources   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Hansen and Chipman Lots

Contact   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Hansen and Chipman Lots

Address

DCR Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry
40 Cold Storage Drive, PO Box 484, Amherst, MA 01002

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