Funding for Enhanced Habitat, Climate Adaptation & Resiliency webinar

June 9, 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 third webinar in this series on Funding for Enhanced Habitat, Climate Adaptation & Resiliency will be held on June 9th  from 6:30 to 9 pm

Communities across the commonwealth are finding creative ways to integrate climate science into on-the-ground decision making regarding community forests and management.

Community forests benefit all of us by providing a myriad of environmental, health and economic benefits. However, these forests are experiencing a multitude of stressors stemming from climate change. 

This third webinar will provide information on funding strategies to respond to forest conservation, habitat, and climate challenges in your community. Recently completed habitat and climate-informed community forest management projects will be explored through case studies.


6:35 – 7:10 pm: Working with Your Open Space Plan & Maintaining Forests as Forests

  • Community Forest Program — Neal Bungard, U.S. Forest Service
  • Forest Legacy Program –Lindsay Nystrom, Mass. Forest Legacy Program

7:10 – 7:55 pm: MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program (MHMGP) — James Burnham & Marianne Piche, Mass. Department of Fisheries & Wildlife

7:55 – 8:05 pm:       Questions — Neal Bungard, Lindsay Nystrom, James Burnham, and Marianne Piche

8:10 – 8:20 pm: The Working Forest Initiative: Implementing Stewardship in Your Community — Michael Downey, Mass. Forest Stewardship Program  

8:20 – 8:50 pm: Habitat Restoration in Stockbridge & Great Barrington — Jess Toro, Native Habitat Restoration, LLC

8:50 – 9 pm:  Questions — Jess Toro and Michael Downey

Pre-registration is required.  To register, go to