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  • Explore our Forests - New England Forestry Foundation
    Do Land Conservation How to Conserve Land Land Conservation Options Easement Monitoring Conservation FAQs Forestry Our Process 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 Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Explore Our Forests Interested in exploring one of our local forests Zoom in to view property boundaries Click on a tree to find a link to a forest s webpage directions and more Several forests have a link to their own

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/explore-our-woods/forest-map-test (2016-02-18)
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  • Recreation Guidelines - New England Forestry Foundation
    public visits are welcome from dawn to dusk If you or your group would like to explore our properties at night please be sure to contact us for permission Leave No Trace Please help us care for our properties by practicing Leave No Trace practices All trash must be carried out and disposed of responsibly Access and Parking Parking availability varies with each forest During high traffic times visits may need to be coordinated when spaces are available as parking on public roads is under the jurisdiction of local towns and thus can neither be encouraged nor permitted by NEFF When gates are present please do not block access with your vehicle The majority of our driveways and parking areas are not plowed during winter As a result we cannot guarantee access during these months Hiking Snowshoeing Cross country Skiing and Trail Running We encourage each of these low impact activities at our forests Please feel free to explore our woodlands to your heart s content Dog walking Dogs are permitted on our properties but they must be kept on marked trails must not damage property or harass wildlife and must be under control at all times Please remember that our forests are carry in carry out and as such owners are responsible for removing all waste off the property Equestrians Horseback riding is permitted on our forests but equestrians should maintain control of their horses at all times and remain only on marked trails Hunting and Fishing Hunting and fishing is permitted at most NEFF properties in accordance with State law For a more comprehensive look at hunting at NEFF forests please visit Hunting on NEFF Lands and our Hunting FAQs Please note that we permit only modern tree stands which are not nailed or spiked to trees Because

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/explore-our-woods/recreation-guidelines (2016-02-18)
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  • Harvest Walks - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Harvest Walks Our forest management activities are at the heart of our mission to demonstrate thoughtful stewardship throughout New England These harvests showcase sustainable practices which community members and fellow landowners can view as a model for their own lands Harvest walks provide an opportunity to share forestry with the community in an open and honest way and to

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  • Safety in our Woods - New England Forestry Foundation
    Hunting FAQs Safety in our Woods Balancing risks and rewards is a normal part of everyday life and enjoying the outdoors is no exception There are inherent rewards in enjoying a simple hike snowshoeing watching wildlife or blazing a new trail however safety should always be an important consideration Below are tips to remain safe while pursuing a wide variety of activities in our woodlands When possible travel with a companion If you like to explore the forest on your own let others know where you will be and what time you expect to return Respect your physical condition Establish and maintain a comfortable pace for your fitness level Wear appropriate clothing for the season and trail conditions Be aware of the weather forecast and always be prepared for changing weather patterns Check your equipment before you begin your trip If you are using a GPS unit to help you navigate always bring extra charged batteries and be sure to bring a compass as a back up Learn basic repair skills for your bike snowshoes skis or backpacks in case they require mending in the field Carry a portable first aid kit with you You can buy these kits in most grocery and retail stores Always wear sunscreen and bring extra if you plan to be outdoors for more than four to six hours Always bring water and remain well hydrated Drink water before a hike or strenuous activity trail building etc Though water can be heavy to carry dehydration can happen quickly and create a life threatening situation Familiarize yourself with poisonous plants and venomous animals Unless you are an expert at identifying mushrooms and edible plants in the wild do not consume unfamiliar fungi or plants Never feed or approach wild animals as any species can be dangerous

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  • Volunteer Opportunities at New England Forestry Foundation - New England Forestry Foundation
    mission to promote the conservation and thoughtful stewardship of our New England landscape Volunteering provides an opportunity to join a diverse and committed group of people who take on a variety of positions across New England Whether you are the hands on outdoorsy type who likes to work on trails or an outgoing local who likes to organize events or connect with local landowners we have a number of positions available Our primary requirements are an ability to commit your time on an ongoing basis a willingness to learn and enthusiasm for forestry and conservation To learn more about our opportunities please review the opportunities below and fill out our application to get started Forest Stewards This position requires an interest in spending time in the forest in all conditions maintaining trails monitoring boundaries assisting in projects when necessary and being hands on It also requires a willingness to serve as local eyes and ears keeping NEFF abreast of local conservation activities and being a proponent for NEFF conservation and sustainable forestry in their community Responsibilities Monitor forest a minimum of once per season involving general surveillance of property walking and maintaining trails free of brush trees and trash walking and monitoring boundaries once per year for maintenance needs or encroachments noting and reporting any vandalism or misuse of the property acting as an ambassador for NEFF in the community attending volunteer workshops and other NEFF events submitting a monitoring report by December 31 each year Other activities such as leading trips or coordinating community activities at the forest also are encouraged and are reviewed on a case by case basis Time requirement A minimum of 4 visits per year 25 to 30 hours per year Additional visits are always encouraged Community outreach Landowners face multiple complex decisions regarding their

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/explore-our-woods/volunteer (2016-02-18)
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  • Hunting FAQs - New England Forestry Foundation
    follow NEFF s recreational and hunting guidelines as listed on its website Hunter may not shoot across established walking trails Hunter may use only temporary tree stands that do not require the use of nails screws or screw in steps Stands must be labeled with the hunter s name and contact information Stands may be placed on NEFF property one month prior to opening day and must be removed within one month of the end of hunting season Any stands on NEFF property outside of that timeframe may be removed by NEFF staff What do I need to do to hunt on NEFF land If you know the forest you plan to hunt is located in a town requiring landowner permission you will need to contact our prior to hunting If you are hunting on a property not in Connecticut or not in a town requiring landowner permission there is nothing that you need to do Do I need to notify you before I hunt on NEFF land You only need to notify NEFF of your intent to hunt on our land if you live in Connecticut or a town in Massachusetts requiring permission If not our land is free and open to the public and as a result there is no requirement to notify us of your activities Do I need to be a member to hunt on NEFF land We do not require that hunters become members of our organization in order to hunt in our woodlands However your support is always appreciated as every dollar we receive helps us manage and maintain these properties for future generations Are tree stands permitted on your properties We permit only modern tree stands which are not nailed or spiked to trees Because we actively manage our forests for many resources

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  • Hunting on Our Land - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Hunting on our Land New England Forestry Foundation is happy to allow hunting on the majority of our woodlands however some forests do have restrictions Please note these restrictions below If a forest does not appear on one of these lists it is safe to assume that hunting is permitted consistent with state and local laws In Connecticut landowner permission prior to hunting on private land is required by state law In Massachusetts some local town regulations require written permission from the landowner It is the hunter s responsibility to understand and abide by these regulations as NEFF does not keep track of which towns require this permission and which ones do not Please not that if and when permission is granted it is subject to the following conditions Hunter must follow all state and local laws Hunter must follow NEFF s recreational and hunting guidelines as listed on its website Hunter may not shoot across established walking trails Hunter may use only temporary tree stands that do not require the use of nails screws or screw in steps Stands must be labeled with the hunter s name and contact information Stands may be placed on NEFF property one month prior to opening day and must be removed within one month of the end of hunting season Any stands on NEFF property outside of that timeframe may be removed by NEFF staff No Hunting Forest Name Acres Town State Arms

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/explore-our-woods/hunting-faqs/hunting-on-neff-land (2016-02-18)
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  • Support the New England Forestry Foundation - New England Forestry Foundation
    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

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