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  • Recreational Trails Program Buy America for snowmobile trail groomer repairs
    Jan 22, 2017

    Groomers are expensive, starting in the tens of thousands for small units and the hundreds of thousands for the large snow movers. You may wonder how clubs can afford to purchase groomer and pay for repairs. It’s not easy. The recent Recreational Trails Program Buy America requirement adds a twist…

  • Timber Harvesting and Snowmobile Trails in MA
    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…

  • 2017 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program
    Nov 15, 2016

    The 2017 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program grant round is now open!   Please visit the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) website for updated grant guidelines, application materials, and past awarded projects   Check out the SAM clubs that were awarded grants this past year.    RTP applications are due February 1,…

  • Snowbirds Snowmobile Club RTP grant
    Sep 24, 2016

    The Baker-Polito Administration announced the awarding of 30 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants for projects in local communities throughout the state totaling $1,052,985. The RTP grants, ranging from $500 to $100,000 depending on the scope of the project, serve as an important funding source for municipalities and nonprofits seeking to…

  • Mar 10, 2016

    DCR Announces Public Meetings for Forest Management Projects in H.O. Cook, October Mountain, Sandisfield, Savoy, Wendell, Oakham and Townsend State Forests.   The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Bureau of Forestry will be hosting the following public meetings to discuss eight forest management projects:   Tuesday, March 29, 2016…

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