Welcome to My MassConn Woods, a joint effort of local, regional and national organizations dedicated to preserving privately owned woodlands here in the heart of Southern New England. For landowners, we offer access to tools and resources that keep YOUR woodlands healthy and thriving. We know how much you love your land, and value its role in providing recreation, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and so much more. We invite you to take an active role in preserving the rural character of our communities!
WHY WOODLANDS MATTER
Forests provide benefits that we all enjoy every day, including clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, and wood products that are green and renewable. Most of New England’s woodlands are owned by over 200,000 private individuals, and not by federal or state governments or big corporations. Because of this, the collective decisions of landowners will determine the future of New England’s forested landscape.
Once land is developed, it is rarely returned to forest use. The expansion of urban centers throughout New England therefore represents a massive threat to the health and even the existence of core portions of our forests.
Have questions about your land? Want to attract more wildlife? Wondering about timber harvests or conservation easements? Need to read up on tax incentives for landowners? Stressed about getting started or scared you will do the wrong thing? No problem. You’ve come to the right place.
GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP
Looking for more help? My MassConn Woods can connect you with local estate planners, land trusts, consulting foresters, peer Woodland Ambassadors and other professionals to help you make the best decisions for you, your family, and your land.