Cowls is nationally known as a forest policy and land conservation leader.

  • We strongly support wildlife habitat initiatives and have won awards for our work creating early successional habitat for woodcock.
  • We help to educate the public about the benefits of sustainable forestry, open space conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat and wood supply.
  • We have advocated for landowner equity in Congress and at the state and local levels.
  • Our forestry team members serve on the boards of national, state, regional and local organizations.

Below are several policy statements made by Cowls on topics of concern:

BIOMASS

A Tree Farmer's View on Biomass, Guest Column, Amherst Bulletin, March 2011

Comments to the Massachusetts DOER regarding Manomet Study results and state policy, July 2010.

Letter to the Editor of the Daily Hampshire Gazette by CHJ, April 2009.

 

PATRICK ADMINISTRATION FOREST POLICY

Letter to Governor Patrick regarding Forest Policy decisions, June 2010.

Letter to DCR Commissioner Sullivan regarding MA Forest Vision, February 2010.

 

M&M TRAIL/NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL

CHJ Congressional Testimony on HR 1528, May 2007.