Timberland Management at W. D. Cowls, Inc.

Cowls timberland Cowls owns and sustainably manages over 100 parcels of timberland in 30+ towns in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. All of Cowls timberland is enrolled in Massachusetts’ Chapter 61 land use program for forestland conservation. Through periodic harvesting, Cowls’ foresters sell low grade pulp and cord wood, saw logs and high quality veneer logs to regional processors. As the largest private landowner in Massachusetts, Cowls is committed to sustainably managing its timberland for the long term. The company regularly expands its land base by buying more timberland and enrolling it under Chapter 61.

 A founding member of the American Tree Farm System, Cowls has been Tree Farming for over 70 years. Cowls foresters adhere to the strict standards of the Tree Farm System which is the nation's oldest sustainable forestry and certification program. Cowls timberland is inspected periodically to ensure proper forest management. Multiple use, wildlife habitat, recreation, and watershed protection are important factors in managing the forests for timber production.   

For additional information contact the Forestry Department:

Shane Bajnoci, Vice President of Forest Operations          forestry@cowls.com  or  413-549-1403 x333

Kate Marquis, Forester   land@cowls.com