Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Old House Lot 02, Chester-Blandford State Forest

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Old House Lot 02, Chester-Blandford State Forest

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 Old House Lot 02, Chester-Blandford State Forest

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

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.

This tour will follow current state and local requirements concerning COVID 19.

For additional information about the tours and DCR forest management on State Forests, Parks, and Reservations, please contact Tom Brule′, Management Forestry Program Supervisor.

DCR Forester Kristopher Massini will lead a tour of the Old House Lot 02 a 73 acre planned forest management project within oak hardwood and oak hemlock forest types. Meet at plow turnaround at last driveway on Beulah Land Road (see attached map). Attendees will then walk within the project area to view the planned operation. This tour will involve approximately 1 2 miles of walking off trail. Attendees should be prepared to be away from their vehicles for an extended amount of time and distance for this tour.

  • From Route 20 in Chester Go southeast on Bla ndford Road continuing to Chester Road for approximately 5 miles. Turn left on to Beulah Land Road, stay on this road for approximately .5 mile to intersection with Dynamite Box Road.
  • From Route 23 in Blandford Go Northwest on Chester Road for approxima tely 2.5 miles. Turn right on to Beulah Land Road, stay on this road for approximately .5 mile to intersection with Dynamite Box Road.

Other routes are not suggested due to poor road conditions and closed gates, please do not follow GPS recommendations which do not use the above route.

You will need   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Old House Lot 02, Chester-Blandford State Forest

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, rocks or other obstacles. 

Additional Resources   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Old House Lot 02, Chester-Blandford State Forest

Contact   for Forest Management Pre-Harvest Tour Old House Lot 02, Chester-Blandford State Forest

Address

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

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