Committee To Plan National Forest Designation DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide National Forest Designation Public Meetings Massachusetts Snowmobiles and Land Partnerships in Massachusetts Conservation Restrictions and Snowmobiles
  • Massachusetts National Forest Designation
    Jun 29, 2014

    The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has contacted 20 communities, requesting that the town Select Boards appoint a representative to the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee to study the National Forest Designation. The deadline is July 25, 2014.   There are 20 communities in the study area, 11 in Franklin…

  • DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide
    May 02, 2014

    The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation releases their new Volunteer in the Parks Program Guide policy “with an opportunity to achieve the goal of standardizing and simplifying the process for proposing, reviewing, and conducting all volunteer activities – whether under the supervision of the Department or a Nonprofit Organization…

  • National Forest Designation Public Meetings Massachusetts
    Feb 10, 2014

    Do you support or oppose land being designated as National Forest in Massachusetts?   There is a proposal by the state and the U.S. Forest Service that would provide federal funds to expand forestry activities on privately owned land. Those lands would potentially be designated a National Forest under control…

  • Snowmobiles and Land Partnerships in Massachusetts
    Jan 26, 2014

    The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts has worked to create an awareness of SAM among public and private land agencies. Over the last couple of years SAM has established relationships with land trusts, has partnered with a land trust to purchase land with a trail easement and has instituted a program…

  • Conservation Restrictions and Snowmobiles
    Dec 25, 2013

    The topic of Conservation Restrictions (CR) is involving an ever-increasing amount of SAM’s time and attention, since it is within these CR’s, that to a great extent, the future of our recreation lie. In the October and November issues of “On The Trail With SAM,” Dan Gould presented two excellent…

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