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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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Potter Mountain, Pittsfield State Forest

Proposed January 21, 2015
State Forest Pittsfield
Location Lanesborough / Hancock
Acreage 420
Timber Sale Acres 96 and 169
Forest Type Oak hardwood, northern hardwood, white pine hardwood
Silviculture Irregular Shelterwood, Thinning, Salvage
Date Proposed 1/21/2015
Public Meeting Date 2/23/2015
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 8/15/2016 and 7/11/2017
Sold Yes and Yes
Active 96 acres - 2/1/2017;  169 acres - 6/11/2019
Harvesting Completed  7/31/2018
Contract Closed 8/23/2018

 

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Tannery Road, Savoy State Forest

Proposed February 26, 2016
State Forest Savoy Mountain
Location Savoy
Acreage 101
Timber Sale Acres 106
Forest Type Northern hardwood, Norway spruce
Silviculture Group Selection, Irregular Shelterwood, Row thinning
Date Proposed 2/26/2016
Public Meeting Date 3/29/2016
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 10/12/2017
Sold Yes
Active  9/4/2018
Harvesting Completed 12/21/2018
Contract Closed 1/15/2019

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Ole Shaker, Lindon W. Bates Memorial State Park

Proposed February 9, 2018
State Forest Lindon W. Bates Memorial State Park
Location Hancock
Acreage 173
Timber Sale Acres 175
Forest Type Northern hardwoods, white pine, oak-hardwoods, beech
Silviculture Thinning, group selection, irregular shelterwood, site preparation
Date Proposed 2/9/2018
Public Meeting Date 2/28/2018
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 8/29/19
Sold Yes
Active -
Harvesting Completed  -
Contract Closed  - 

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Shear Pin, Savoy Mountain State Forest

Proposed March 15, 2019
State Forest Savoy Mountain State Forest
Location Savoy
Acreage 86
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type Northern hardwood, sugar maple, spruce fir, mixed hardwoods
Silviculture Group selection, irregular shelterwood, clearcut with reserves, thinning
Date Proposed 3/15/2019
Public Meeting Date 4/2/2019
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered -
Sold -
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

 

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Balance Rock Lot, Balance Rock State Park

Proposed March 2, 2020
State Forest Balance Rock State Forest
Location Lanesborough
Acreage 246
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type Oak hardwood, northern hardwood, white pine hardwood
Silviculture Group selection, thinning
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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Cold River, Florida State Forest

Proposed March 2, 2020
State Forest Florida State Forest
Location Florida
Acreage 107
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type Norway Spruce plantation, mixed hardwoods
Silviculture Patch clearcut, group selection, thinning
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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