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  • Timber Harvest Tour at Hersey Mountain - New England Forestry Foundation
    Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Timber Harvest Tour at Hersey Mountain Friday August 21st From 9am to 11am Hersey Mountain New Hampton Sanbornton NH Interested in what s happening on New England Forestry Foundation land Ever wonder how foresters choose which trees to harvest and where those trees are headed Please join New England Forestry Foundation and consulting forester Peter Farrell for a tour of the current timber harvest at Hersey Mountain This walk is an opportunity for the community to hear more about the goals of the harvest ask any questions they may have and learn more about NEFF s approach to sound forest management on our woodlands throughout New England Directions Participants should plan to meet at the base of the logging road on Knox Mountain Road From I 93 north or south

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/events/192-harvest-tour-at-hersey-mountain (2016-02-18)
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  • Join us in NYC for Climate Week! - New England Forestry Foundation
    England Conservation Highlights Pingree Forest Partnership Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs Explore our Woods Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Join us in NYC for Climate Week New England Forestry Foundation invites you to a special Climate Week NYC panel discussion Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood in partnership with the Sustainability Practice Network and the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry Environmental Studies Date Monday September 21 2015 Time 6 30 9 00 PM Venue The Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Ave New York NY 10017 RSVP Cocktail reception to follow The demand for wood buildings is growing with particular attention to the potential for mid rise and high rise wood buildings While steel and concrete have dominated the construction industry for over a century wood is a renewable alternative that can provide beauty and multiple benefits to society Sustainably harvested wood supports rural communities and critical ecosystem services Building with wood also lowers greenhouse gas emissions and wood stores carbon within the timber used in construction Join us to discuss the climate benefits of building with wood how wood construction can advance sustainable forestry and the future of wood buildings Our panel includes leaders in architecture green building engineering and forest conservation Panelists Include Michael Deane moderator Chief Sustainability Officer Turner Construction Michael Green Principal Michael Green Architecture Patrick Holmes

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/events/193-join-us-in-nyc-for-climate-week (2016-02-18)
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  • Supporting Wildlife Habitat on Private Woodlands - New England Forestry Foundation
    Explore our Woods Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods Supporting Wildlife Habitat on Private Woodlands Details Created 04 February 2016 View Comments New England Forestry Foundation has been piloting a new approach to bridge the information gap that many woodland owners face Working with national and local partners including the American Forest Foundation and the MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership NEFF has been using social marketing techniques to make information on forestry and conservation more accessible to private woodland owners on the border of Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut Looking ahead the MassConn Woods landowner outreach initiative will enter a new phase with announcement of a multi year 250 000 grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society WCS Climate Adaptation Fund supported by a grant from the Doris

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/213-supporting-wildlife-habitat-on-private-woodlands (2016-02-18)
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  • Bob and the Trees: How Not to Structure Landowner/Logger Relationships - New England Forestry Foundation
    goal of sustainable forestry there is still work to be done One of the areas that New England Forestry Foundation seeks to improve are the relationships between landowners foresters and loggers This film is an opportunity to discuss what to expect and how to best manage these relationships because it offers a vivid disturbing story of unethical logging practices This post will outline the plot of Bob and the Trees and then offer an introduction to how New England Forestry Foundation recommends structuring landowner forester logger relationships The Plot Bob is depicted as a logger in rural Massachusetts who is struggling to make ends meet In an attempt to turn his life around he purchases rights from a landowner to harvest trees on the landowner s woodlot After marking trees to harvest he starts logging with help from his son To his dismay Bob discovers that there is an ant infestation in the woodlot and many of the trees he had selected and marked for harvest were rotten and worthless as timber He realizes his investment will not pay off After discovering the infestation Bob and his son meet with the landowner to talk about how the project is going Instead of telling the landowner about the ant problem Bob lies and says that the harvest is going well Bob returns to the forest without his son and then identifies trees he believes are not rotten marks them and proceeds to cut them down His son refuses to help and yells at Bob to stop Instead Bob continues to cut down trees that were not designated for cutting in the original contract with the landowner In the process Bob injures his arm and has to stop working His son takes over the job and Bob begins to heal In the end Bob sells all of the harvested trees story line moves on to other events and he never experiences any retribution from his unethical actions Landowners Foresters and Loggers To fully understand Bob s actions in this fictional plot it is useful to understand how successful interactions between forest landowners foresters and loggers can lead to exemplary management of a valuable and important ecological resource the forests of New England Private individuals own 70 of New England s forested landscape Therefore the health and productivity of this resource depends on the choices made by over 170 000 different landowners Understanding the role of foresters and loggers will help landowners make good business decisions improve their forests and maximize the income and ecological values of the forests for them their families and the public Unfortunately only about 20 of the harvests conducted are actually carried out under the supervision of a forester For over 70 years NEFF has advocated that landowners should use experienced educated trained and licensed foresters to help them manage their woodlands A forester is a professional who has received a degree in forestry and has the requisite experience and training In most states a forester must obtain

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/211-bob-and-the-trees-a-fictional-film-about-logging (2016-02-18)
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  • Winter Photography Contest 2016 - New England Forestry Foundation
    Current Harvests Wharton Plantation harvest Allen Whitney Memorial Forest Harvest Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest Harvest Nadeau Forest harvest Sortwell Memorial Forest harvest Forestry FAQs Education Volunteer Form Our Initiatives Path to Sustainability Heart of New England Conservation Highlights Pingree Forest Partnership Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs Explore our Woods Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods Winter Photography Contest 2016 Details Created 05 January 2016 View Comments This winter grab your camera and head to one of NEFF s 144 Community Forests located throughout New England All of our community forests are open to skiing hiking and snowshoeing and dogs are welcome As you explore our forests take photographs of your adventures and share them with us The top prize will be

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/210-winter-photography-contest-2016 (2016-02-18)
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  • Thinking Like a Forester - New England Forestry Foundation
    probably would have been pretty close to a field when New England Forestry Foundation first acquired it I am making my way through NEFF s Lincoln Davis Memorial Forest with Dan Reed the forester carrying out the current harvest on the woodland Dan has been the consulting forester on the property for the past 29 years We are following a logging road and it is hard to imagine a field in place of the massive white pines maples and oaks that dominate the landscape As we walk Dan teaches me about the history of Lincoln Davis as well as NEFF s current harvest on the property Lincoln Davis is nestled in the Monadnock Region of Southern New Hampshire and boasts a mixed forest of hardwoods and conifers as well as a blueberry patch and wetland area Dr Lincoln Davis of Needham MA donated the land to New England Forestry Foundation in 1945 marking the organization s first property since its inception in 1944 NEFF revolutionized forest management in New England Dan explains Prior to 1944 landowners would contract with mill operators and they would come out and remove every stick on the property The founders of NEFF knew there was a better way and so they paved the way for the future of forestry in New England NEFF s founders led by example showing that wood can be harvested while protecting the health of a forest Dan holds a packet detailing NEFF s management of the forest over the last 70 years and refers to it frequently to showcase the successful management and regeneration of the property When NEFF first acquired Lincoln Davis the forest contained 1 million board feet of timber Today that number has increased five fold Dan has worked with NEFF since 1986 and as we walk through the forest he points out past harvest sites To an untrained eye areas cut 20 years ago appear to have never seen logging equipment The current harvest covers 25 acres of the 600 acre property I see a few trees marked for harvest with blue paint but most of the harvesting is already complete From start to finish the operation will be completed in two weeks I ask Dan what the cut area will look like in 5 7 or 20 years and he says Let me show you We walk past the current harvest area up a small hill and look down onto a thick grove of conifers ranging from 5 to 25 feet tall This section of forest was harvested 7 years ago and even Dan is impressed at how quickly the forest is growing back If you really want to get good regeneration you ve got to make some big openings Sunlight makes all the difference in the world Dan applies forest science principles to meet NEFF s goals for the property which focus on increasing the quality and quantity of wood produced while maintaining the ecological value of the forest Practicing and improving forestry management

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/208-thinking-like-a-forester (2016-02-18)
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  • Into the Woods - New England Forestry Foundation
    They are being hailed as a model of community led wilderness recreation The last era of serious backcountry ski trail construction in New England was led by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s observed Goodman who has written extensively about New England ski history and is a founding member of the Vermont Backcountry Alliance This NEFF RASTA partnership is the future it could mark the beginning of a new era in which communities and land conservationists team up to blaze a new network of recreational trails Add a comment New Opportunities for Forest Conservation Details Created 21 December 2015 Forests form the core of New England Forestry Foundation s work All our activities aim to improve forest health and ensure that New England remains forested forever NEFF currently owns 26 726 acres where we demonstrate the benefits of sustainable forestry including recreational opportunity improved water and air quality and wildlife habitat This year we re working to secure two new additions to NEFF s network of community forests one in the Squam Lake Watershed and the other in Coastal Connecticut The property in the Squam Lake Watershed offers spectacular views of Squam Lake and the surrounding mountains NEFF is partnering with Squam Lakes Conservation Society and Squam Lakes Association to secure the land by the end of the year ensuring permanent protection and public access On the Connecticut coast of Long Island Sound NEFF is working with the Town of East Lyme and the State of Connecticut to protect 166 acres that encompasses the headwaters of the Niantic River Keeping this land forested will help protect water quality in the Niantic and nearby Long Island sound and it will also contribute to the growing amount of public hiking trails in the region Private donations make these acquisitions possible and your gifts will be leveraged by funds from partners and public agencies As the end of the year approaches we hope you ll consider a contribution to New England Forestry Foundation by clicking here Thank you for helping us conserve forests for future generations Frank Lowenstein Deputy Director Add a comment Many Thanks Details Created 16 December 2015 With your generous support New England Forestry Foundation has become a leader in its field We own 144 forests comprising more than 26 600 acres and hold 158 conservation easements including the largest forestland conservation easement in the United States Collectively we have protected more than 1 172 132 acres Together with our supporters our efforts have conserved more New England forestland than any other non profit organization all while enhancing forest health wildlife habitat and clean air and water creating carbon offsets providing jobs and supporting rural economies and protecting New England s forested landscape In this year alone we have conserved ten additional properties for a total of 545 acres Our initiatives include properties in Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts and Connecticut Your continued support helps us conserve New England s forests for future generations If you would like to make

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  • Into the Woods - New England Forestry Foundation
    of the Weeks Act of 1917 establishing nearly 900 000 acres of National Forest land Along with his work conserving public lands Reynolds transplanted the European idea of community forests to the United States earning the title Father of Town Forests In July Harris s grandson Bob Reynolds along with his wife Jan visited NEFF s headquarters at Prouty Woods reflecting on Harris s legacy and passion for protecting forests for future generations My grandfather would be proud of New England Forestry Foundation s leadership in conservation and sustainable forest management My father was impressed with the organization s talent and dedication to the mission and Jan and I are delighted to provide support of the organization s continued success at the Harris Reynolds Society level Add a comment Forest Steward of the Year Art Lazarus Details Created 16 December 2015 New England Forestry Foundation is grateful to the many forest stewards who volunteer as local ambassadors at our forests throughout the region The stewards lend their eyes and ears to the community forests and assist with local activities For 12 years Art Lazarus has demonstrated exceptional service to New England Forestry Foundation as a volunteer Forest Steward at Prouty Woods Community Forest in Littleton MA Art has led educational tours on the trails created a handbook detailing edible and medicinal plants found on the property contributed to our volunteer newsletter and provided a short guide to common trees found along the trails In addition Art serves as Director of Land Stewardship and volunteer manager for the Littleton Conservation Trust We were pleased to recognize Art s dedication to forest stewardship at our annual meeting here at Prouty Woods by presenting him with New England Forestry Foundation s Forest Steward of the Year Award Add a comment Forest Champion Award Sharon Rives and Paul Kendall Details Created 16 December 2015 Each year New England Forestry Foundation recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in their dedication to forest conservation and sustainable forest management At our annual meeting in June the board and staff were pleased to present Sharon Rives and Paul Kendall with our annual Forest Champion Award In the 1970s Paul and Sharon began assembling forestland in Braintree Vermont with the vision of protecting the headwaters of the Riford Brook watershed from development and to maintain the traditional mixture of forest products and non motorized public recreational uses They worked closely with a consulting forester to carefully manage the forest to retain its health habitats and diverse woodland types They also maintained trails and welcomed the community to enjoy the property In 2013 via their foundation Paul and Sharon donated the 1 547 acre property to New England Forestry Foundation entrusting us to continue to manage the property in the same manner The forest is now known as Braintree Mountain Forest and the recreational usage on the property continues to grow Add a comment More Than Trees to a Forest Details Created 16 December 2015 It is a misty morning and

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