Knowing more about your land can help you enjoy it in new, different ways. Here are some helpful links to help you know more about your land and its conservation.
Wildlife and Biodiversity
Pests, Diseases, and Invasive Species
- Forest Pests of North America - Information, fact sheets, and publications relating to forestry, entomology, agriculture and invasive species
- Invasives & Exotics - An accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to forest health and silviculture, with particular emphasis on educational applications
- Massachusetts Invasive Species - State invasive species activities and programs
- Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center. See the forest threats summary viewer, a tool that provides images, threat distribution maps, additional forestry contact information, and brief descriptions of forest threats throughout the northeast.
- Invasive species are plants that have been introduced from other countries through landscaping, wildlife plantings, or by accident. They can be a threat to native vegetation and habitat. Learn more.
- The Illusion of Preservation - PDF article that makes the case for a reduction in imported wood use and a judicious and sustainable increase in locally produced wood
- Woodland Owners Guide - Guide to internet resources for woodland owners
- ForestConnect online woodland owner seminars. View past seminars and sign up for future ones!
Timber Harvesting & Processing
Non-Timber Forest Products
- Working with neighbors: You may wish to work with neighbors to establish a cross boundary trail system. Advantages includes a longer, potentially more interesting trail, shared cost of construction, and help with maintenance. Exchange information with other landowners in the threaded discussion.
- Recreational Trail Design and Construction
General Land Conservation
State Conservation Organizations that provide a land trust function
Regional Land Trusts/Organizations
National Land Trusts/Organizations
- Preserving Family Lands - Purchase books by Stephen J. Small, recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on private land protection options and strategies.