Initiatives

Tree Farm
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
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
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

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

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

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.

Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Southern Regional Extension Forestry will hold a Silvopasture Q&A webinar on March 5th from 1 to 2 pm ET. In this webinar, three owners of working silvopasture operations will explain how their operations work and[...]
online
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
The Massachusetts Forester Licensing Board will hold an online meeting on Wednesday, March 6th, from 4 to 5 pm. Interested parties can join on Microsoft Teams, Meeting ID: 231 537 684 39 Passcode: e2z2sE or[...]
online
12:00 pm
What are your options for caring for your land now and into the future. The Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Mass, DCR & New England Forestry Foundation will hold a Setting Goals for Your Land Virtual[...]
online
5:00 pm
Do you have apple trees on your property? Are you wondering the best way to prune your apple trees for health and productivity?
online
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
The “little things that run the world” are in big trouble: insect populations are plummeting, and many species are headed for extinction. This insect species decline has big implications for our food systems, ecology, and biodiversity.[...]
online

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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