A message from Save Massachusetts Forests

Speak for the trees!

Support H.4150 – An Act relative to forest protection, Wednesday November 29th at Noon – at the Statehouse and online on Teams. Pre-register at https://forms.office.com/g/K2mDYC4eEH to speak by Monday November 27th at noon. There is a time limit of 3 minutes per person for both in-person and virtual oral testimony.

Written testimony may also be submitted to the Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources by email to: JointCommittee.Environment@malegislature.gov. Please include “Support for H.4150 Testimony” in the subject line of the email and address your comments to:  House Chair Rep. Daniel Cahill and Senate Chair Sen. Rebecca Rausch 

H.4150 would give all Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) state-owned lands and watersheds permanent protection as reserves, similar to National Park protection. Please see our fact sheet for this bill — attached and here:

Written comments can also be sent to the same committee in support of:

H.904 – An act relative to increased protection of wildlife management areas – which would  mandate that 30% of all state-owned lands under the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) be given permanent reserve status.

And H.894 An Act relative to forest management and practices guidelines that would create a truly transparent and robust public discussion about management (or not) on our DCR forests and watersheds, and MassWildlife lands. 

Fact sheets for each bill can be found here:  https://www.savemassforests.com/ 

Another simple, easy and quick action you can take: Please show support for H.4150 and H.904 by signing-

Individual Sign-on Letter: 

Organization Sign-on Letter: 

Also, you can send a letter to your legislators asking them to co-sponsor these two bills.

Thank you for supporting our Massachusetts public forests.

Speak for the trees!

Support H.4150 – An Act relative to forest protection, Wednesday November 29th at Noon – at the Statehouse and online on Teams. Pre-register at  https://forms.office.com/g/K2mDYC4eEH to speak by Monday November 27th at noon. There is a time limit of 3 minutes per person for both in-person and virtual oral testimony.

Written testimony may also be submitted to the Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources by email to: JointCommittee.Environment@malegislature.gov Please include “Support for H.4150 Testimony” in the subject line of the email and address your comments to:  House Chair Rep. Daniel Cahill and Senate Chair Sen. Rebecca Rausch 

H.4150 would give all Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) state-owned lands and watersheds permanent protection as reserves, similar to National Park protection. Please see our fact sheet for this bill — attached and here:

https://www.savemassforests.com/

Written comments can also be sent to the same committee in support of:

H.904 – An act relative to increased protection of wildlife management areas – which would  mandate that 30% of all state-owned lands under the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) be given permanent reserve status.

And H.894 An Act relative to forest management and practices guidelines that would create a truly transparent and robust public discussion about management (or not) on our DCR forests and watersheds, and MassWildlife lands. 

Fact sheets for each bill can be found here:  https://www.savemassforests.com/ 

Another simple, easy and quick action you can take: Please show support for H.4150 and H.904 by signing-

Individual Sign-on Letter: 

Organization Sign-on Letter: 

Also, you can send a letter to your legislators asking them to co-sponsor these two bills.

Thank you for supporting our Massachusetts public forests.

https://www.savemassforests.com/