Latest news from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance

Looking for the Abutters Guide?

The Massachusetts Forest Trust’s popular  Reference Guide for Abutters has now been posted into the Resources for Landowners section under Resources to make it easier to find on the website.

If you need copies to distribute to abutting landowners, download the brochure onto your computer, then print guides out to distribute as needed.

2015 Federal Tax Tips for Forest Landowners Now Available

Have you had a timber sale or received cost-share payments for work on your woodland this year?  If so, now’s the time to plan for reporting those payments on the 2015 federal and state tax returns you will need to file next year. (more…)

Massachusetts Sugarers Earn North American Maple Awards

Four western Massachusetts maple syrup producers won awards in the North American Maple Syrup Council’s annual competition this year which was held at NAMSC’s annual meeting in Pennsylvania. (more…)

Mass Wildlife Habitat Management Grant Applications Due November 30th

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife (MassWildlife) in October  announced a new $300,000 grant program designed to assist private landowners in enhancing habitat for wildife on their land and increasing recreational opportunities.

The deadline for applying for funding from the new MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program is November 30th. (more…)

Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Information Meetings November 17th & 18th

Two regional information meetings will be held in North Adams and Shelburne Falls on November 17th & 18th to discuss the proposed draft Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Plan and framework between 21 towns in western Franklin and northern Berkshire counties to promote economic development of the extensive forest resources in the region and the expansion of sustainable forestry practices and forest conservation. (more…)