Help Protect our Commonwealth's Forests -- How You Can Help
2- You can ask your legislators to support these bills if you have not already. Find them here
3 - The hearing was with the Committee on Envirornment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. You can call them and say you support these bills.
Call the SENATE CHAIRS and CO-CHAIRS. And call the other members if they represent you.
Becca.Rausch@masenate.gov (617) 722-1555
James.Eldridge@masenate.gov (617) 722-1120 Vice Chair
Jo.Comerford@masenate.gov (617) 722-1532
Michael.Moore@masenate.gov (617) 722-1485
Mike.Rush@masenate.gov (617) 722-1348
Ryan.Fattman@masenate.gov (617) 722-1420
Carolyn.Dykema@mahouse.gov (617) 722-2680 Chair
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Paul.Mark@mahouse.gov (617) 722-2304
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The two forest protection bills are:
H 912 - An Act Relative to Forest Protection, sponsored by Representative Michael Finn, 6th Hampden District
This bill would designate all 412,000 acres of park, forest, and watershed lands administered by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation as parks or reserves. It would expand the existing system of parks and reserves where natural processes are allowed to proceed with minimal human management, similar to the stewardship of our National Parks.
The text of the bill can be found here: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H912
H 1002 - An Act Relative to Increased Protection of Wildlife Management Areas, sponsored by Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District
This bill would expand and make permanent the existing system of reserves on public Wildlife Management Areas administered by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. It would direct the designation by 2030 of at least 30%, or about 51,000 acres, of the agency’s lands, consistent with the latest biological and climate science, and would give these areas permanent protection.
The text of this bill can be found here: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H1002