Woodcutting to Begin for Wildlife Habitat Improvement

In 2018 and 2019 Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) hired foresters Phil Benjamin and Tom Farrell to create Forest Management Plans for 360 acres of woods in our Old Aucoot and Brandt Island Cove Districts. To improve habitat for wildlife, particularly birds, the foresters recommend selective thinning and limited tree harvest in certain forest areas to create more varied sizes and ages of trees, areas of additional sunlight, and to control invasive species.

            In early February, habitat improvement woodcutting will begin on 90 acres of forest south of Route 6 near the Friends Meeting House and the Brownell blueberry patch. The MLT property will remain open to the public, but please stay well clear of woodcutting operations if you are hiking in the area. Please contact MLT at info@mattlandtrust.org or 774-377-9191 with any questions or for more information.

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