List of Massachusetts state forests

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Massachusetts, with forests covering 3,060,000 acres (12,400 km2) (59%) of its land area, administers more than 500,000 acres (2,000 km2)[1] of state forest, wildlife and watershed land under the cabinet level Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Lands are managed by Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of State Parks and Recreation (285,000 acres (1,150 km2)), Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) (140,000 acres (570 km2)),[2] and the Division of Water Supply Protection's Office of Watershed Management[3] (104,000 acres (420 km2)).[4]

Current state forests[edit]

Name
(by alphabetical order)
Location
(of main entrance)
Ashburnham State Forest Ashburnham
Ashmere Lake State Forest Hinsdale
Beartown State Forest Monterey
Berkley State Forest Berkley
Brimfield State Forest Brimfield
Bryant Mountain State Forest Cummington
Buckland State Forest Buckland
Carlisle State Forest Carlisle
Catamount State Forest Colrain
Chester-Blandford State Forest Chester
Clarksburg State Forest Clarksburg
Conway State Forest Conway
D.A.R. State Forest Goshen
Douglas State Forest Douglas
Dubuque State Forest Hawley
Erving State Forest Erving
F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Foxboro
Federated Women's Club State Forest Petersham
Florida State Forest Florida
Franklin State Forest Franklin
Freetown-Fall River State Forest Assonet
Georgetown Rowley State Forest Georgetown
Gilbert A. Bliss State Forest Chesterfield
Granville State Forest Granville
H.O. Cook State Forest Heath
Harold Parker State Forest North Andover
Hubbardston State Forest Hubbardston
Huntington State Forest Huntington
Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest Hawley
Lancaster State Forest Lancaster
Leyden State Forest Leyden
Leominster State Forest Westminster
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest Lowell
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest Martha's Vineyard
Marlborough-Sudbury State Forest Marlborough and Sudbury
Middlefield State Forest Middlefield
Monroe State Forest Monroe
Mohawk Trail State Forest Charlemont
Mount Grace State Forest Warwick
Mount Washington State Forest Mount Washington
Myles Standish State Forest South Carver
Nantucket State Forest Nantucket
North East Branch State Forest Cummington
Northfield State Forest Northfield
Oakham State Forest Oakham
October Mountain State Forest Lee
Otis State Forest Otis
Otter River State Forest Baldwinville
Peru State Forest Peru
Petersham State Forest Petersham
Pittsfield State Forest Pittsfield
Rowe State Forest Rowe
Sandisfield State Forest Sandisfield
Savoy Mountain State Forest Savoy
Shawme-Crowell State Forest Sandwich
Shutesbury State Forest Shutesbury
South River State Forest Conway
Spencer State Forest Spencer
Sutton State Forest Sutton
Templeton State Forest Templeton
Tolland State Forest East Otis
Upton State Forest Upton
Warren F. Manning State Forest Billerica
Warwick State Forest Warwick
Wendell State Forest Wendell
West Bridgewater State Forest West Bridgewater
Willard Brook State Forest Ashby
Willowdale State Forest Ipswich
Windsor State Forest Windsor
Worthington State Forest Worthington

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Promoting Stewardship of Our Forests for a Safe and Healthy Environment, Economy, and Society". 2008 Annual Stakeholder Report. Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry. 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ MassWildlife: Forest Management
  3. ^ Office of Watershed Management
  4. ^ "Quabbin Reservoir Watershed System. Section 5: Management Plan Objectives and Methods Land Management Plan 2007-2017". Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved 2009-11-03. "Certified lands in Massachusetts are managed by different agencies of the EOEEA, including the Division of State Parks and Recreation (285,000 acres), the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (110,000 acres), and the Division of Water Supply Protection (104,000 acres)." 

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