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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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Erving Red Pine, Erving State Forest

Proposed January 21, 2015
State Forest Erving 
Location Erving
Acreage 241
Timber Sale Acres 225
Forest Type White pine/red pine plantation, red oak hemlock
Silviculture Clearcut, shelterwood, group selection
Date Proposed 1/21/2015
Public Meeting Date 2/26/2015
Public Meeting Location Amherst
Offered 10/21/2016
Sold  Yes
Active 11/1/2017
Harvesting Completed  1/8/2019
Contract Closed 8/1/2019

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Brook Road, Wendell State Forest

Proposed February 26, 2016
State Forest Wendell
Location Wendell
Acreage 130
Timber Sale Acres 118
Forest Type White pine plantation, red pine plantation, oak hardwood
Silviculture Overstory removal, shelterwood, group selection, clearcut, and thinning.
Date Proposed 2/26/2016
Public Meeting Date 3/31/2016
Public Meeting Location Amherst
Offered  2/8/2018
Sold  Yes
Active  8/30/2018
Harvesting Completed  10/21/2019
Contract Closed  2/20/2020
   

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Bass Swamp, Warwick State Forest

Proposed February 16, 2017
State Forest Warwick
Location Warwick
Acreage 133
Timber Sale Acres  
Forest Type Red pine plantation, white pine plantation, hemlock hardwood, white pine hemlock, white pine oak
Silviculture Clearcut, shelterwood, irregular shelterwood
Date Proposed 2/16/2017
Public Meeting Date 2/15/2017
Public Meeting Location Athol
Offered  -
Sold  -
Active  -
Harvesting Completed  - 
Contract Closed  - 
   

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Shutesbury State Forest North, Shutesbury State Forest

Proposed February 9, 2018
State Forest Shutesbury State Forest
Location Shutesbury    
Acreage 253
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type hemlock - hardwoods, oak - hardwoods,white pine-hemlock, white pine - hardwoods
Silviculture Irregular Shelterwood, Thinning
Date Proposed 2/9/2018
Public Meeting Date 2/27/2018
Public Meeting Location  Amherst
Offered  -
Sold  -
Active  -
Harvesting Completed  - 
Contract Closed  - 

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Erving Red Pine- HQ, Erving State Forest

Proposed March 6, 2020
State Forest Erving State Forest
Location Erving
Acreage 11
Timber Sale Acres 8
Forest Type Red pine
Silviculture Overstory Removal
Date Proposed 3/6/2020
Public Meeting Date 3/31/2020
Public Meeting Location Athol
Offered 9/28/2020
Sold Yes
Active 10/22/2020
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

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Birnam Lot, Northfield State Forest

Proposed June 30, 2021

This portion of Northfield State Forest was acquired in 2016 through a collaboration amongst the Trust for Public Land, Northfield Mount Hermon School, and DCR.  The approximately 1,300 acre property has a rich history of forest management and recreational use prior to state ownership; and the DCR seeks to continue sustainable forest management and public outreach there with this project.  Group selection and variable density thinning will be applied to regenerate some portions of the treated stand, and maintain the vigor and growth of residual trees in others.  This will allow the forest to continue to maintain high growth rates across a diverse group of species and forest conditions.  Additionally, a collaborative study involving UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation faculty is proposed for this project.  This study will investigate the relationships between forest management practices, forest structure and growth, and ways to enhance carbon stocks and flux; and, consistent with DCR’s mission and UMass’s roots as a land grant university, will translate this research into outreach to the public, landowners, and forest managers.

State Forest Northfield State Forest
Location Northfield
Acreage 165
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type Mixed white pine and hardwoods
Silviculture

Group selection; thinning

Date Proposed 6/30/2021
Public Meeting Date -
Public Meeting Location -
Offered -
Sold  -
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

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