Climate Adaptation and Resiliency in your Community webinar

June 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Massachusetts Woodlands Institute
413 625-9151

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is holding 3 Town Forest webinars in May & June focusing on managing community forests for bird habitat and climate resilience.

The second webinar in this series on Climate Adaptation & Resiliency in Your Community will be held on June 2nd  from 6:30 to 9 pm

Forestland has significant carbon sequestration and storage capabilities, which can be used to offset greenhouse gas emissions. As forests face increasing threats, forestry professionals are working to identify community needs and explore how evolving scientific knowledge could support climate-informed community forest management. 

Please join us for an introduction to the role of carbon in our forests and forest management options, as well as a case study on the Tri-City Carbon Project.


6:35 – 7:20 pm: Climate-Smart Forestry: Building Resiliency and Storing Carbon — Josh Rapp, Mass Audubon

Climate Forestry: Emerging Opportunities for Massachusetts Municipalities — Samantha Smith, Mass Audubon

7:20 – 7:50 pm: MVP in Your Community  — Carrieanne Petrik, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Regional Coordinator

Using MVP to Grow Forest Resiliency in the Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership — Josh Rapp, Mass Audubon & Samantha Smith, Mass Audubon

7:50P– 8 pm: Questions — Josh Rapp, Samantha Smith, and Carrieanne Petrik

8:05 – 8:30 pm: Case Study:  The Story Behind the Massachusetts Tri-City Carbon Project — Mary Wigmore, Wigmore Forest Resource Management

Carbon Smart Forestry:  The Integration of Conventional Silviculture and Carbon Smart Forestry on The Holyoke Water Works Forest Lands — Rich Valcourt, Jr., Green Natural Resources

8:30 – 8:45 pm: Carbon Smart Forestry Practices:  A View from the Forest — Mary Wigmore, & Rich Valcourt, Jr.,

8:45– 9 pm:   Questions — Mary Wigmore and Rich Valcourt, Jr.

Pre-registration is required.   Register at