Initiatives

Tree Farm

A Tree Farm is a woodland that is managed to grow forest products, protect important resources and wildlife habitats, while safeguarding our environment. Nearly 600 woodlands in Massachusetts now are sustainably managed as Tree Farms meeting the current Standards for Sustainability of the American Tree Farm System. These woodlands contain more than 125,000 acres of forest, most […]

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Modern Wood Heat

What is Modern Wood Heat? People worldwide have heated with wood for thousands of years.  New Englanders are no exception and have long depended on native forests to provide wood for warmth.  But set aside old images of the inefficient fireplace and smoking wood stove. New technology has made wood burning appliances a truly modern […]

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Policy

The Massachusetts Forest Alliance represents and advocates on behalf of forest landowners, industry professionals, businesses, and others who support a strong, sustainable forest economy in the Commonwealth. MFA works on a variety of policy initiatives, including tax programs, property zoning, biomass, roadways, and many more regulations that affect our membership.

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Support MFA

Donate

Donate to the Massachusetts Forest Alliance today by calling Annette at (617)-455-9918 or mailing your donation to Massachusetts Forest Alliance 249 Lakeside Avenue Marlborough, MA 01752    

Join

Membership Become a member today! The Massachusetts Forest Alliance is the leading organization representing forest landowners and industry professionals in Massachusetts. MFA works tirelessly on your behalf to advocate for a strong, sustainable forest economy. In addition to representing the forest community at the state and local levels, MFA offers educational seminars and continuing education […]

Annual Fund

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Forest Alliance, I would like to thank all those who made a contribution to our 2016-2017 Annual Fund Campaign. Your gift is what makes the Forest Alliance possible. The organization strongly depends on members like you who generously choose to give above and beyond your annual […]

Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
8:00 pm
Hosted by the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, the Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo 2017 will be held from April 25-27 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, VT. What started as “Heating the Northeast”[...]
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Opacum Land Trust will hold an invasives plant tour and removal work bee at the Thompson Family Preserve in Southbridge on April 29th from 10 am to 2 pm. The program will start with a short[...]
Thompson Family Preserve
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
10:00 am
Invasive plants can overrun our woodlands and crowd out the native plants our wildlife need, resulting in a degraded environment. Tour Maple Run Farm with landowners Barbara and John Wallace and Chris Polatin of Ecological[...]
Maple Run Farm
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
12:00 pm
Penn State Extension will hold two one-hour Raising Wild Kids webinars on  May 9th at noon and 7 p.m. The need to develop youth that understand and care about forests and the natural world has[...]
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The Massachusetts Forest Alliance advocates on behalf of our members for a strong, sustainable forest economy, responsible forest management practices, private land equity, and the continuation of working forests on public and private lands. The Massachusetts Forest Alliance was founded in 2012 for the purpose of representing and advocating for citizens and businesses who support a strong, sustainable forest economy. Three previously separate groups voted to combine their resources into one organization, to provide a unified and consistent voice in matters of forest policy.

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