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Forest Management Proposals and Silviculture Prescriptions are presented by forest management district. Proposals remain posted until the project is implemented with a timber sale, vegetation management project or home fuel wood contract. Silviculture Prescriptions remain posted as long as a project is being actively implemented and at least one year after a project is completed.

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Egg Shell Lot, Sandisfield State Forest

Proposed November 27, 2012
State Forest Sandisfield
Location Sandisfield
Acreage 165
Timber Sale Acres 75
Forest Type Hemlock-hardwoods,oak hardwoods and northern hardwood
Silviculture Thinning and Group Selection
Date Proposed 11/27/2012
Public Meeting Date 12/6/2012
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 10/6/2016
Sold Yes
Active 2/2/2017
Harvesting Completed 6/1/2019
Contract Closed  5/13/2020

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Clam River Dam, Sandisfield State Forest

Proposed February 26, 2016
State Forest Sandisfield
Location Sandisfield
Acreage 130
Timber Sale Acres 43, 55 and 52
Forest Type Northern hardwood
Silviculture Group Selection, Irregular Shelterwood
Date Proposed 2/26/2016
Public Meeting Date 3/29/2016
Public Meeting Location Pittsfield
Offered 1/28/2018; 1/28/2018 and 5/16/19
Sold Yes; Yes; Yes
Active 5/27/2018; 8/15/2018; 7/16/2020
Harvesting Completed 9/1/2019; 9/1/2019
Contract Closed  10/21/2019; 10/21/2019

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Brett Road, Beartown State Forest

Proposed March 15, 2019
State Forest Beartown State Forest
Location Monterey
Acreage 112
Timber Sale Acres 44
Forest Type Red pine, white pine and Norway spruce plantations
Silviculture Sanitation and Hazard Tree Removal
Date Proposed 3/15/2019
Public Meeting Date 4/2/2019
Public Meeting Locations Pittsfield
Offered 7/16/2020
Sold Yes
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

 

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Hubbard River East Lot, Granville State Forest

Proposed March 2, 2020
State Forest Granville State Forest
Location Granville
Acreage 330
Timber Sale Acres 218
Forest Type Oak-hardwood, hemlock hardwood, northern hardwood
Silviculture Irregular shelterwood
Date Proposed 3/2/2020
Public Meeting Date 3/16/2020
Public Meeting Locations Pittsfield
Offered -
Sold -
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

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Cattle Barn Lot, Mt. Washington State Forest – Intemann Lot

Proposed June 30, 2021

The Cattle Barn Lot forest management project is located in the northern parcel of Mt. Washington State Forest.  One component of the project is treating a small failed white spruce plantation and European larch plantation; the former to develop early successional habitat of which there is currently less than desired in the area; and the latter to maintain the vigor of the residual trees; although, the work will proceed gradually to retain the vibrant fall colors in the culturally noteworthy larch plantation.  In the native, natural stands forming the bulk of the proposal area, single-tree and group selection treatments will be applied to increase species and age class diversity in these even-aged stands dominated by a small number of tree species, promoting better resilience to future stressors and disturbances.  The treatments will, in part, be designed to help slow the spread of emerald ash borer, mitigate declining ingrowth and net growth, control invasive species, and direct resources to help maintain the fields as important cultural and habitat resources.

State Forest Mt. Washington State Forest – Intemann Lot
Location Mt. Washington
Acreage 362
Timber Sale Acres -
Forest Type Norway spruce plantations, and larch plantations; northern hardwood, oak-hardwoods, and fields
Silviculture Single tree selection; group selection; field maintenance
Date Proposed 6/30/2021
Public Meeting Date -
Public Meeting Locations -
Offered -
Sold -
Active -
Harvesting Completed -
Contract Closed -

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