Natural Disturbance and Forest Management on Municipal Forestland, September 27

Annual Massachusetts Town Forests Event

Natural Disturbance and Forest Management on Municipal Forestland.

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Minnechaug High School, 621 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA

Morning talks, lunch, and afternoon demonstrations and field tours.

A conference for Municipal Officials, General Public, Foresters, Natural Resource Professionals, Land Trusts, and Civic Groups

Free and open to the public with lunch provided.

  • Engaging speakers present local, state, and regional perspectives on town forests. Talks on chestnut restoration, Champion Tree program, bird habitat
    and more.
  • Field tour of the Town of Wilbraham’s forestlands highlights methods and results of sustainable management activities and showcase the significant
    impacts of recent natural disturbances.
  • Afternoon demonstrations offered by local wood and natural resource-based businesses, conservation organizations, and recreational groups.

Please Pre-Register at:

Massachusetts Town Forests Event Registration page

For more information or if you have questions please contact Doug Hutcheson, Service Forester, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation
at (413) 545-7020 or

Co-hosted by the Town of Wilbraham, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, and the MA DCR Service Forestry Program with assistance from the MA Forest Stewardship Program, the Massachusetts Woodlands Institute and the Franklin Land Trust.