• Timber Harvesting and Snowmobile Trails in Massachusetts
    Jan 11, 2017

    Timber Harvesting and Snowmobile Trails in Massachusetts By Randy Toth   Mention the word logging today and many people immediately assume the worst. They envision “clear-cut” logging – cutting down every tree in sight for miles around. The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) timber harvesting program actually employs a…

  • SAM Partners with Land Trust to Protect Trail in Northfield
    Jan 06, 2016

    One of the most important north-south snowmobile trail corridors in Northfield is one step closer to permanent protection thanks to a partnership between landowners Bill and Nancy Ames, the Northfield Snowmobile Club, the Town of Northfield, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, and the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM).   Bill…

  • Veteran meteorologist Barry Burbank of WBZ-TV
    Nov 30, 2014

    Veteran meteorologist Barry Burbank of WBZ-TV hosted the “Eye On Weather: 2015 Winter Forecast” on CBS Boston in which he predicts above average snowfall and cold temperatures this winter. “The signals are flashing a rather harsh winter.” If you enjoy reading about the weather, you should check out the full report….

  • snowmobiles and land conservation
    Nov 28, 2014

    This is the time of year to get our trails cleaned and ready for the coming snowmobile season. The trail crews for all the clubs are out there working on our most important asset – our trails. My club has not only been working on existing trails but is undertaking…

  • Committee To Plan 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…

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