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Service Forestry

Service Forestry, also referred to as Private Lands Forestry, provides technical assistance and services to landowners and municipalities.

Private lands play a key role in sustaining clean water, protecting our soil, providing wildlife habitat and producing quality timber resources.

The Service Forestry, also referred to as the Private Lands Forestry Program, is based on the belief that we can best serve the citizens of the commonwealth by helping landowners make educated decisions about their woodlots, and protecting our valuable forest resources through fair and consistent application of environmental regulations.

Service Forestry meets the needs of landowners and municipalities by providing technical expertise, services and programs that allow you to get the most of your forested properties.

Service Foresters at work

COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to partnering with the business community to navigate the outbreak of COVID-19.

The link below lists resources for businesses.

Additional Resources for

Your Service Forester

For more information contact one of our regional administrative offices or contact the service forester working in your town.

Find Your Service Forester
Service Forester District Map

Additional Resources for

Notices and Events

The 2020 Massachusetts Town Forest Conference has been postponed until the fall.  Please check back for details.

Kids at DCR Town Forest Conference
Sherborn Town Forest Conference

 

 

 

 

Grant Opportunity

DCR is seeking Municipalities who have a Forest Stewardship Plan and wish to take steps to implement their plan and involve their community.

Community Forest Stewardship Implementation Grants.

 Town of Sherborn uses goats to help control invasive species
Town of Sherborn uses goats to help control invasive species

These 72-25 matching reimbursement grants aid communities in putting their forest stewardship into practice and connect the local citizens to all the benefits forests provide including a local source of wood products, clean water, biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

 

 

 

Have Questions?

Contact Michael Downey, Forest Stewardship Program Service Forester

978.368.0126 x129

michael.downey@state.ma.us

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