Pre-Harvest Forest Management Tour

May 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chester - Blandford State Forest
Beulah Land Road
Kristopher Massini
413 442-8928

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation will hold a Pre-Harvest Forest Management Tour at the Chester-Blandford State Forest on Wednesday, May 25th from 3 to 4:30 pm

DCR Forester Kristopher Massini will lead a tour of a 73 acre planned forest management project within oak hardwood and oak hemlock forest types at the Old House Lot 02.

At each pre-harvest tour, DCR Foresters lead tours of prepared timber sale areas, discussing forest management techniques, providing a view of the trees designated for harvest, and explaining how harvest operations will take place. A detailed silviculture prescription for each harvesting operation will be provided to attendees. These tours culminate a public process that included public meetings and a written comment period on each project.

Participants should meet at the plow turnaround at last driveway on Beulah Land Road Attendees will then walk within the project area to view the planned operation.

This tour will involve approximately 1 2 miles of walking off trail. Attendees should be prepared to be away from their vehicles for an extended amount of time and distance for this tour.

Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather, take precautions against ticks, and to wear sturdy shoes.  Walking within these project areas may be difficult due to fallen trees, rocks or other obstacles


  • From Route 20 in Chester:  Go southeast on Blandford Road continuing to Chester Road for approximately 5 miles. Turn left on to Beulah Land Road, stay on this road for approximately .5 mile to intersection with Dynamite Box Road.
  • From Route 23 in Blandford:  Go Northwest on Chester Road for approxima tely 2.5 miles. Turn right on to Beulah Land Road, stay on this road for approximately .5 mile to intersection with Dynamite Box Road.


Other routes are not suggested due to poor road conditions and closed gates, please do not follow GPS recommendations which do not use the above route.