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.

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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 way to use this traditional fuel.

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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, modern wood heat, forest management, and many more regulations that affect our membership.

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Support MFA

Donate

Donate to the Massachusetts Forest Alliance online by clicking the Donate button at the top of the page or mail your donation to the address at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Join

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 workshops for landowners and industry professionals. Topics often center around forestry practices, regulation, and policy.


Each level of membership receives the following benefits:

  • Regular “Forest Update” email newsletter highlighting current events
  • A new quarterly publication for members jointly produced by the Massachusetts Forest Trust and the Massachusetts Tree Farm Committee
  • Discount subscriptions to Northern Logger magazine and Northern Woodlands magazine
  • A consistent, unified voice representing those who are committed to a strong, sustainable forest economy

For Individuals, Landowners and Professionals

  • $50 Annual Dues
  • Landowner seminars on state tax incentive programs, understanding timber markets, estate planning workshops and more
  • Continuing education workshops for professional license credits
  • Member discounts for all events, including workshops, conferences, and the Annual Meeting
  • Discounted first aid/CPR classes
  • Representation and advocacy for Massachusetts landowner rights

Individual/Family/Professional Membership Application

Annual Fund

Thanks to all those who made a contribution to our 2017-2018 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 dues. Because of you, MFA will have the resources to continue to work on your behalf to ensure that woodland owners and forest professionals are well-represented in the Commonwealth.

Thank you for your generosity.

Stay tuned for information about our 2018-2019 Annual Fund Campaign!

 

Please note: The Massachusetts Forest Alliance is a recognized 501(c) (6) not-for-profit advocacy organization. Contributions to the Massachusetts Forest Alliance are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For information on how to make a tax-deductible gift, please contact our office.

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Ninety years ago, the citizens of Reading made “one of the best investments a town can make” by establishing a town forest to be held in public trust for future generations.  Originally eighty acres in[...]
Wood End School
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership will hold a Grants for Good webinar on September 28th from 4 to 5:30 pm. The webinar will focus on grants for trails, forest stewardship and community development projects.  Speakers from[...]
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Highstead, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology,  Audubon Vermont, and the Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative will hold four Bird-friendly Forestry webinars this fall focused on best practices in habitat restoration and forestry management for birds in New England, with[...]
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Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
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Spectacular Use of Wood at UMass Design Building Wood is a renewable resource that has wide material applications in many industries. Wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests store carbon and can play an important[...]
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Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Speak for Trees Boston will hold an online Mass Urban Forest Advocacy Roundtable on Friday, October 1st from noon – 1 p.m. This first in a series of roundtable events regarding urban forestry across the Commonwealth[...]
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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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