Where farm and forest meet
Bob Beckwith will walk us through the stewardship options that he used in his woods to create wildlife habitat and regenerate oak.
Come chat with local woodland owners, foresters, loggers, and other land conservation professionals about options for you and your woods.
When: Friday, October 18, 2013: 3:30-dark
Where: 243 Sodom Rd. Granville, MA
Bob will host a BBQ from Hilltown Pork!
Space is limited RVSP by Oct. 15
Fletcher Clark 413-262-2367, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot for the BBQ!
The Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Conservation Districts (CDs) serve landowners and communities in the Pioneer Valley in the conservation and management of natural resources; farmland, woodland, and wildlife management; and farmland preservation. Conservation Districts are state entities designated by the Massachusetts General Laws to address natural resources issues at the local level throughout the Commonwealth. There are fourteen (14) districts in Massachusetts, led by volunteer elected supervisors.
The Districts cooperate with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal agency addressing the conservation and wise management of natural resources (soil, water, air, plants, animals, human, and energy). Examples of assistance from NRCS include:
We also carry out programs and workshops, sponsor the Massachusetts Envirothon competition for high school students, hold conservation tours of local farms, and organize an annual plant sale to raise money for these initiatives. Attend a monthly Conservation District meeting, or join your local District as a supervisor.