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Ware River Watershed Field Tour – Yankee SAF spring field meeting
May 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Register by May 6 ($20 for members of the Guild and SAF. $50 for non-members)
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Meet at Rutland State Park
Whitehall Road, Rutland, MA, 01543
GPS Coordinates: 42.373600, -71.997100
2.5 CT Certified Forester CEUs and 5.0 MA Licensed Forester/SAF CFEs approved
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A field event of the Massachusetts Chapter and Yankee Division of the Society of American Foresters, joint with the Forest Stewards Guild and MA DCR Division of Water Supply Protection.
This spring field meeting in central Massachusetts will feature morning and afternoon field tour stops at MA DCR’s Ware River watershed property and a lunch gathering at Rutland State Park. Focal topics include oak regeneration, pine barrens management, slash wall construction, and deer & moose browse impacts.
8:30 Registration Opens
Please carpool for driving between sites
9:00 – 12:00 Morning Session (Two Groups Rotate to Both Sites)
- White Oak Release Study
- Pine Barrens Management
12:00 – 1:30 Catered Lunch (Provided)
1:30 – 3:30 Afternoon Session (Choose One)
- Regeneration Harvest & Slash Wall
- Deer & Moose Browse Impacts and Exclosure Study (Half-Mile Walk)
3:30 Conclude & Depart from Field Sites