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Guide Central Berkshire Forest Management Projects

Forest Management Proposals and Silviculture Prescriptions are presented by the year in which they were proposed and then further by the Management Forestry District in which they are located. Proposals remain posted until the project is implemented with a timber sale or Home Fuelwood contract. Silviculture Prescriptions remain posted as long as a project is being actively implemented and at least one year after a project is completed. If you are unsure of when a project was proposed but know it’s location check the Management Forestry District map and it’s forester contact list.

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Sherlock Lot, October Mountain State Forest

Proposed November 27, 2012
State Forest October Mountain
Location Washington
Acreage 166
Timber Sale Acres 54 and 119
Forest Type Northern hardwood
Silviculture Thinning, Group Selection, Irregular Shelterwood, Patch Cuts
Date Proposed 11/27/2012
Public Meeting Date 12/6/2012
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 8/16/2013 and 6/1/2018
Sold Yes and Yes
Active 5/22/2015 and 1/5/2019
Harvesting Completed 11/4/2015 and 5/15/2020
Contract Closed 6/21/2018 and 5/22/2020

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Heaphy-Richardson Lot, October Mountain State Forest

Proposed February 26, 2016
State Forest October Mountain
Location Becket
Acreage 230
Timber Sale Acres 75 and 152
Forest Type Northern hardwood; Oak hardwood, northern hardwood
Silviculture Group Selection, Irregular Shelterwood
Date Proposed 2/26/2016
Public Meeting Date 3/29/2016
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 75 acres - 11/1/2016; 152 acres - 8/31/2017
Sold Yes and Yes
Active 75 acres - 12/12/2016;  152 acres - 5/5/2018
Harvesting Completed  6/1/2019; 8/6/2019
Contract Closed 11/19/2019; 11/22/2019
   

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Garnett Hill Lot, Peru State Forest

Proposed February 16, 2017
State Forest Peru State Forest
Location Peru
Acreage 266
Timber Sale Acres *
Forest Type Red Pine, Red Spruce, Northern Hardwoods
Silviculture Overstory removal, Clearcut, Irregular shelterwood
Date Proposed 2/16/2017
Public Meeting Date 3/16/2017
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered  -
Sold  -
Active  -
Harvesting Completed  - 
Contract Closed  - 

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No Signal Lot, October Mountain State Forest

Proposed February 9, 2018
State Forest October Mountain State Forest
Location Washington
Acreage 59
Timber Sale Acres 37
Forest Type Norway spruce plantation, northern hardwoods, red spruce
Silviculture Overstory removal with reserves, uniform shelterwood
Date Proposed 2/9/2018
Public Meeting Date 2/28/2018
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 9/5/2019
Sold  Yes
Active  8/20/2020
Harvesting Completed  10/7/2020
Contract Closed  10/20/2020

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Sykes Mountain, October Mountain State Forest

Proposed February 9, 2018
State Forest October Mountain State Forest
Location Pittsfield
Acreage 218
Timber Sale Acres 77
Forest Type Northern hardwood, Conifer mixed woods
Silviculture Irregular shelterwood
Date Proposed 2/9/2018
Public Meeting Date 2/28/2018
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered  9/25/2020
Sold  Yes
Active  -
Harvesting Completed  - 
Contract Closed  - 

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Washington Mountain Spruce, October Mountain State Forest

Proposed March 15, 2019
State Forest October Mountain State Forest
Location Washington
Acres 15
Timber Sale Acres 14
Forest Type Norway spruce plantation
Silviculture Shelterwood
Date Proposed 3/15/2019
Public Meeting Date 4/2/2019
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 9/5/2019
Sold Yes
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

 

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Horse Valley Lot, Huntington State Forest

Proposed March 2, 2020
State Forest Huntington State Forest
Location Huntington
Acres 174
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type Hemlock hardwood
Silviculture Irregular shelterwood, patch clearcut
Date Proposed 3/2/2020
Public Meeting Date 3/16/2020
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered -
Sold -
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

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OMSF Day Use Area, October Mountain State Forest

Proposed March 2, 2020
State Forest October Mountain State Forest
Location Washington
Acreage 37
Timber Sale Acres 37
Forest Type Norway spruce and red pine plantation
Silviculture Overstory removal, irregular shelterwood
Date Proposed 3/2/2020
Public Meeting Date 3/16/2020
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 8/7/2020
Sold Yes
Active 10/7/2020
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

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Old House Lot, Chester-Blandford State Forest

Proposed June 30, 2021

The Old House Lot forest management project includes plantations of Norway spruce; and natural stands of red maple and aspen with remnant red pine, hemlock, oak-hemlock, and oak-hardwoods.  The work in the non-native plantations is planned to continue their transition to stands of naturally regenerated, native species.  The small red maple-aspen-red pine stand will be managed to expand and add much-needed early successional habitat to the forest.  In the other stands, conditions will be created to allow hemlock to thrive, regenerate red oak (a highly adaptable species under climate for which limited seedlings and saplings are present), and slow the spread of emerald ash borer by reducing ash phloem.

 

State Forest Chester-Blandford State Forest
Location Blandford
Acreage 106
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type Norway spruce plantations, and remnant red pine; aspen; hemlock; oak-hemlock; oak-hardwoods
Silviculture Shelterwood, Clearcut, Thinning, Irregular Shelterwood
Date Proposed 6/30/2021
Public Meeting Date -
Public Meeting Location -
Offered -
Sold -
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

 

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Other Projects

Here are projects that may cross between multiple forest management districts.  Details can be found on "Other Forest Management Projects".

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