UMass Keystone Project Accepting Applications

Trainings April 3 through 6

February 14, 2014

The Keystone Project is an intensive, 3-day, retreat style training at the Harvard Forest which focuses on forest ecology and stewardship, wildlife management, and land protection. The training consists of both indoor and field sessions, as well as informal time to learn from fellow participants. In addition, each participant is given substantial take-home resources.

The Keystone Project educates forest owners and community leaders who have a significant impact on their communities. Keystone Cooperators can own forestland, be involved in the care and stewardship of a property, or be an active community leader.

In return for this valuable educational opportunity, participants agree to return to their communities as a local resource and commit at least 30-hours of time to a conservation project(s) of their choosing.

This spring, the program will take place on: Thursday evening, April 3rd, through Sunday afternoon, April 6th, 2014 at the Harvard Forest in Petersham. The application deadline is: Monday, March 3rd, 2014.

The Keystone Training will be held thanks to generous support from the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Service Forestry program, Harvard Forest, and UMass Extension.

For more information about Keystone or to download an application please visit, Contact Paul Catanzaro ( or 413.545.4839 if you have any questions.

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Paul Catanzaro


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