Buying Local Timber: Timber Consumption and Techniques of Supplying Our Own Demand

Currently the forests of the Pioneer Valley face many challenges. Our society relies on forest products, but also understand the need to preserve land for wilderness. People from a vast array of professions are currently working to alleviate the pressures put on the forest. How are forests managed for multiple uses? Can managed forests provide intrinsic values to future generations if they managed for resource extraction? How are wildlife, recreation and hydrologic values incorporated into management plans for timber removal? Can you provide to or gain from a local market? Come join UMass forestry students Jeff Hutchins and Kate Marquis as they explore current options in forest management.