Harbor Homes Starts New Summer Homelessness Initiative

The Island homelessness relief group Harbor Homes has begun a new summer outreach program that aims to offer food, medicine, counseling services and more to the Island’s high seasonal homeless population.

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Tree-Wrecking Beetle Found in State Forest

State conservation officials have made plans to cut down a stand of pest-ridden pine trees in the northwestern section of the Manuel F. Correllus state forest, after finding an infestation of the southern pine beetle earlier this summer.

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In Wake of Maui Wildfires, Officials Warn State Forest is at Risk

Dry conditions, flammable native plants and encroaching development make the state forest at the heart of Martha’s Vineyard highly susceptible to wildfire, and officials are urging homeowners to help mitigate the risks.

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Walking State Forest Reveals Eons of Ecological Evolution

Though it has nutrient poor soil and its scrub oak prairies are prone to wildfires, the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest has, against all odds, flourished as a refuge of biodiversity.

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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in State Forest

Shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday a single-engine plane went down in an area about a mile west of Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The pilot, who was the only one on board, was uninjured during the emergency landing.

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Review of Records Sheds Light on State Forest Trail Cutting

A comprehensive review of correspondence between the state DCR and staff and board members of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation shows all were closely involved with an aggressive trail cutting project.

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State Forest Trail Restoration Work Begins

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation have finalized an agreement to close and restore more than 25 miles of trails that were illegally cut.

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State Forest Trail Clearing Was Marked by Lack of Oversight

A long trail of good intentions that began with a once-promising partnership between the state and Sheriff’s Meadow ended with an announcement that 25 miles of unpermitted trails would be closed.

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State Will Close Unpermitted Trails in Correllus Forest

The Department of Conservation and Recreation plans to immediately close some 25 miles of unpermitted trails that were carved into the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

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State Set to Air Remediation Plan for Correllus Forest

The Department of Conservation and Recreation has scheduled a public hearing date to air a final remediation plan for unpermitted trail clearing.

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