Join The Forest Climate Resilience Program Woods Walks
Forest Health and Climate Resilience
Members of the public are invited to attend a series of woods walks, focused on forest health and climate resilience, across Northwest Massachusetts. Woods walks will be led by a Mass Audubon Ecologist, the local Forester, and a member of The Ohketeau Cultural Center. Please register to attend each event:
You may also register or find out more by reaching out to Andrew Randazzo, Forest Ecologist with Mass Audubon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-252-9534. Program interpretation is available upon advanced request.
The Forest Climate Resilience Program is led by Mass Audubon in partnership with the Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Massachusetts Woodlands Institute, the Nature Conservancy and the New England Forestry Foundation. The integration of traditional ecological knowledge into the program is led by the Ohketeau Cultural Center. The program assists municipalities in planning and implementing practices that help forests cope with climate extremes (adaptation) while also locking away greenhouse gases that cause climate change (mitigation).
This pilot program provides technical assistance and support to municipalities in the 21-town region of the Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts, which is also exploring the need for a physical multi-purpose Forest Center to be located within the region. The Virtual Forest Center is funded thorough a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Regional Action Grant, led by the Town of Rowe. The MVP grant program provides cities and towns in Massachusetts with funding to implement the priority actions identified through the planning process.