Resources for Landowners

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MA Landowner Programs

In recognition of the many public benefits private lands provide, landowner assistance programs have been developed as a way to support landowners. View programs at:

MA Off-Highway Vehicle Law Information

The MA OHV Law, Chapter 202 of the Acts of 2010 (its legislative title), primarily affects M.G. L. Chapter 90B and related laws, governing off-road recreational and utility vehicles. The law also...

MA Service Forestry Program

This Program provides technical assistance to private landowners and municipalities in forest resource planning, forest management, and forest protection within 14 districts across the state....

Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program

This program supports and encourages private forest landowners' efforts to manage, enjoy, and care for their land using a long-term approach. View program at:

Massachusetts Forestry Programs Overview

Programs to serve the owners of forest land in Massachusetts and the forest they care for. If you have questions or simply care about the forests of Massachusetts this is a good place to start....

Measuring the Economic Value of a City Park System

This 2009 report from The Trust for Public Land provides information on the benefits of city parks to such issues as property values, human health and tourism in several cities, including Boston....