Foresters Council Meeting in Northampton May 23rd

The Massachusetts Foresters Council will hold their spring meeting and program at the Bluebonnet Restaurant in Northampton on Thursday, May 23rd, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.


4:30 pm                      Registration and social hour

5:00 pm                      Dinner

5:45 pm                      DCR Updates                                   

                                                          Service forestry on private lands – Jennifer Fish

                                                          Management on state lands – Bill Hill

                                                          Current Forest Health Issues – DCR Forest Health


6:15 pm                     Title by Adverse Possession, Easements by Prescription,  Rights  of Way — Attorney Sydney Smithers – Pittsfield

7:00 pm                      Policy Update on Bills affecting Forestry – MFA

7:15 pm                      Qualifying Wood for RPS/APS credits — Dr. Jonathan Parrott,  DOER

7:45 pm                      Grants available to Foresters and their Clients — Tom Akin,   NRCS  

8:30 pm                      New Forester of the Year Award announcement/discussion

9 pm                           Adjourn


The meeting has been approved for 2.75 Mass Forester CFEs in Category I, 3.5 Mass Timber Harvester credits, 1.0 Connecticut Forester CEUs and 2.5 SAF credits in Category I.


The cost of the meeting and dinner is $40 for MFA members, $50 for non-members.


You can register online for the meeting at or you can register by mail by downloading this form, printing, and returning – mailed registrations must be received by May 22nd.

 For questions or more info, email Chris Egan at or call 617 645-1191.