Massacoe State Forest Q&A

TO: Sen. Witkos, Rep. Hampton,FROM: Rick Jacobson, Bureau Chief, DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources DATE: June 24, 2020RE: Massacoe State Forest Contract W-424 Massacoe State Forest, located in Simsbury Connecticut, has seen over 100 years of sustainable forest management. It consists of two blocks, the Massacoe Block (122 acres) and the Great Pond Block (296 acres). In 2018, DEEP entered into contract W-424 for selective harvesting on the Massacoe block to create an uneven aged forest with greater vertical diversity and varied tree ages. The selected contractor for W-424 began harvesting activity on the site on June 11, 2020.…

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Major webinar on Forests, Climate and Health webinar, hosted by the Attorney General’s office of Massachusetts.

UPDATE: A recording of the forum is available on YouTube. Tuesday, September 15th at noon https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-critical-role-of-forests-in-protecting-climate-and-public-health-tickets-118534027467 Register ASAP it may fill up. Here is an interview with Melissa Hoffer of the Attorney General’s Office in advance of the event: https://archive.org/details/enviro-show-interview-with-melissa-hoffer-9-3-20 Featuring these scientists: Dr. William Moomaw (5 time IPCC co-author), who some of you have seen, and two other leading scientists (more detailed bios below): Dr. John Sterman from MIT. He has spearheaded major systems analyses and coauthored the En-ROADS Simulator. Dr. Richard Birdsey, (2 time IPCC co-author) retired from the US Forest Service, working on forests and carbon for decades.…

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We Should Be Thankful For The Water — Courant.com

courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-thorson1122.artnov22,0,7883057.column Courant.com We Should Be Thankful For The Water Robert M. Thorson November 22, 2007 Let's assume you are fortunate enough to be feasting with family and friends. When you pause to give thanks for your blessings, be sure to include the water that made everything possible. Then make a commitment to guard Northeastern water against Southwestern encroachment. What few modern Thanksgiving Day feasters appreciate is that, in 1621, the Pilgrims gave thanks for New England's "clear fresh water" long before they gave thanks for its food. Just look at that beautiful turkey, assuming that's your family tradition. Over-baked…

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`A Win-Win For Everyone Involved’ — Courant.com

courant.com/news/local/fv/hc-simwood0907.artsep07,0,6794101.story Courant.com `A Win-Win For Everyone Involved' Event, Open To The Public, Is Scheduled To Celebrate Town's Purchase Of 330 Acres At Ethel Walker School By LORETTA WALDMAN Courant Staff Writer September 7, 2007 SIMSBURY A hilltop at Ethel Walker School will be the site of an event Sept. 23 celebrating the town's purchase of a 330-acre portion of school property known as the Ethel Walker Woods. Although the deal closed in June, the celebration will mark a fundraising effort that brought in the millions of dollars that were needed to make it happen. "We are absolutely thrilled that…

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courant.com: Groups Meet Fundraising Goal

http://www.courant.com/news/local/fv/hc-simwood0327.artmar27,0,1157995.story Groups Meet Fundraising Goal Donations Pour In To Provide $2.7 Million Toward Purchase Of Ethel Walker Woods By LORETTA WALDMAN Courant Staff Writer March 27 2007 SIMSBURY --A frenzied final month of fundraising that included a mass mailing and a flurry of donations from residents of neighboring towns has helped two groups raise $2.7 million in private funding needed to purchase the Ethel Walker Woods. Melissa Spear is a project manager for one of the groups, the Trust for Public Land. Spear, who announced the official end to the campaign earlier in the day, told selectmen Monday night…

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courant.com: eBay Benefit Auction

http://www.courant.com/news/local/fv/hc-5brf0306_2.artmar06,0,6025912.story eBay Benefit Auction March 6 2007 AREAWIDE ---- Keep The Woods, a Simsbury-based grass-roots group, is sponsoring an eBay auction in support of its effort to preserve Ethel Walker Woods, 424-acres of open space featuring trails and wildlife atop a drinking water aquifer. The group will pick up, photograph, list the item on eBay and ship it to the new owner. All handling costs will be covered by Keep The Woods and all proceeds from the auction will go toward the purchase of the land by the town. To donate an item or contact the group for more…

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courant.com: Leading Town Into The Woods

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-keepthewoods0226.artfeb25,0,2068666.story?page=1 Leading Town Into The Woods Activists Beating Odds In Simsbury Land Deal By LORETTA WALDMAN Courant Staff Writer February 25 2007 SIMSBURY --A wet snow is falling at dusk as a mismatched assortment of residents trickle into the Maple Tree Inn, and take their seats around a crooked line of tables in a banquet room next to the bar.They don't look particularly mighty, in their well-worn corduroy pants, rumpled sweaters, duck boots and clogs. Nor is it clear what they have in common: a retired real estate broker, retired Presbyterian minister, a registered dietitian, a college professor and…

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courant.com: Strides In Fundraising For Land Deal

http://www.courant.com/news/local/fv/hc-simland0201.artfeb01,0,2032906.story Strides In Fundraising For Land Deal By LORETTA WALDMAN Courant Staff Writer February 1 2007 SIMSBURY --Two conservation groups say they have raised more than half of the $2.75 million they pledged toward the purchase price for 424 acres of open space owned by and adjacent to Ethel Walker School. Roughly $60,000 of the $1.5 million raised was generated at a fundraiser held Saturday at Tower Ridge Country Club, at which both groups - the Trust for Public Land and Keep the Woods - were recognized for their efforts. The groups' fundraising is a key part of a…

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courant.com: Reader Letters: Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Simsbury, Manchester, East Hartford

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-talkback1113.artnov13,0,2476708.story November 13 2006 Government Can't Protect Water Supply I would like to lay to rest the fantasy that no matter what we do to our land, "the government" will protect our water. Such an erroneous viewpoint was expressed once again in a letter to The Courant ("Mailing on Project Was Misleading," Oct. 26). According to the Ground Water Report to Congress by the Ground Water Protection Council (available online), incidents of ground water contamination have occurred in every municipality in Connecticut due to sources such as industrial activities, underground storage tanks, landfills, salt storage facilities and road salt…

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