The Middlesex Fells is a treasure of natural diversity and recreational opportunities amid a highly developed urban landscape, and it provides an oasis for both people and wildlife.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is preparing a plan for how the conservation and recreation values of the Fells will be managed, and participation by those who use and care about the Fells is needed to shape the outcome.
DCR is holding a series of workshops in collaboration with other organizations, including AMC, during February and March to share information and gather input about specific resource management topics, including the flora and fauna of the Fells, wetlands and water resources, cultural resources recreation, education and interpretation, and enforcement.
If you care about the Middlesex Fells, these workshops are an excellent way to share your experiences and recommendations.
The draft Resource Management Plan is expected to be issued in May, followed by a 30-day public comment period.
Attend one or more of the Middlesex Fells planning workshops. Dates, times and locations are available here: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/news/publicmeetings/materials/rmp/workshop2011.pdf
Southern New England Policy Manager
Appalachian Mountain Club
Labels: CAN, conservation, Conservation Action Network, Massachusetts