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MA Forest Cutting Practices Act: Through this legislation, Timber Harvesters in Massachusetts are required to hold a state license which is based on passing a written exam of relevant laws and must participate in ongoing continuing education. Timber harvester licenses are issued annually by MA Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to individuals, firms, or corporations that apply and are in compliance with all local, state or federal laws and regulations governing forestland, forestry, forest harvesting, public health and safety.

For more information on the licensing program, please contact:

Jennifer Fish, Director, Service Forestry
Department of Conservation & Recreation
P.O. Box 484
40 Cold Storage Drive
Amherst, MA 01004
Ph.(413) 545-5753
Website: MA-DCR Service Forestry Program