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Plan For Your Land Webinar Series - Shared screen with speaker view
Ben Santell
49:19
Will this help me I live in Pennsylvania and have never heard of chapter 61
Sarah Wells
52:02
Paul may have more advice, but it looks like PA might have a "Clean & Green" program that functions similarly as a preferential tax assessment program: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/farmland/clean/Pages/default.aspx
Sarah Wells
58:32
This is a great booklet that reinforces what Chris is sharing: https://masswoods.org/sites/masswoods.net/files/Ch61-v2.pdf
janherlihy
01:04:10
How expensive is hiring a licensed forester for say 100 acre parcel- i would like a “ballpark” cost? thanks
janherlihy
01:04:37
for developing a forest management plan
Ross Hubacz
01:11:16
The cost of developing a plan will vary. Generally speaking, a plan for a 100 acre parcel would cost in the ballpark of $1,700-$2,500. There is grant money available in some situations to offset or cover the cost of this plan.
Paul Catanzaro
01:12:18
To find the MA DCR Service Forester and private foresters working in your community: https://masswoods.org/professionals
Sarah Wells
01:14:48
We hope to talk more about cost share/ grant programs at our April webinar, but here's one that can help with the cost of getting a plan: https://www.mass.gov/doc/forest-stewardship-cost-share-application/download
Judy K
01:16:01
Is there anything for smaller lots? My land is only 2.3 acres.
Tracey Gaylord
01:29:27
If we aren't sure which program is best for our property, would you suggest the first point of contact be to DCR?
janherlihy
01:34:24
Do you need to have land surveyed prior to doing a forest management plan?
Emily Rees
01:36:03
Does the filing schedule that was shown by Chris apply to CH 61B as well as CH 61?
Paul Catanzaro
01:36:47
Ch. 61 Information, including the publication and calculators: https://masswoods.org/landowner-programs/chapter-61-current-use-tax-programs
Elaine Hodgman
01:38:15
This may be premature but will you being discussing Conservation Restrictions at some point?
Sarah Wells
01:40:07
Elaine, our next webinar in March will feature Kate Buttolph of Mass Audubon and Jen Soper of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. They both work with private landowners and have lots of experience with Conservation Restrictions.
henry
01:41:28
at the end of a10 year plan and you choose not to renew does the land just go back to chapter 59 or is there any penalties or pay back?
Alice DeNormandie
01:42:16
Did you answer Judy’s question above?
henry
01:42:36
thank you
Elaine Hodgman
01:42:37
Thanks, good to know it will be discussed in March
Sarah Wells
01:43:03
sorry! basically, ch 61 + conservation = good and compatible
Helena Hughes
01:45:10
Contact info to email DCR to request a Forrester to come out and walk through your land please
Julie Matthaei
01:45:24
Can you do a chapter 61 and not harvest from your forests? And just keep it as is, wild.
George Marsh
01:45:56
If Ch. 61 land is sold to MA Wildlife before 10 year plan renewal, is there any penalty?
Chris Capone DCR
01:45:57
chris.capone@mass.gov
Sarah Wells
01:49:46
https://masswoods.org/professionals
George Marsh
01:53:58
We need to allow Forest landowners to have significant Tax reductions for preserving Trees and Wildlife with climate changes!(Carbon sequestration, heat effects reduction, etc.)
Sarah Wells
01:57:29
I'll plug one more Paul Catanzaro publication for those interested in the forest carbon conversation: https://masswoods.org/sites/masswoods.org/files/Forest-Carbon-web_1.pdf
janherlihy
01:57:58
great program!
George Marsh
01:58:00
Thanks Paul and Presenters for a good intro. to Ch, 61.
Julia Fitzpatrick
01:58:01
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Elaine Hodgman
01:58:18
Always great info!