Understanding and Untangling Colonization

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ASHFIELD, Mass. — The Forest Climate Resilience Program invites the public to attend the Forest Climate Resilience Program's upcoming workshop, "Understanding and Untangling Colonization" on Monday, April 3, from 10 am to 1 pm, led by The Ohketeau Cultural Center at the Double Edge Theater in Ashfield. 
Understanding and Untangling Colonization is a workshop designed to better understand the ongoing effects of settler colonization within societies, communities, organizations, and conservation and discuss strategies to decolonize and become better allies and accomplices. 
To register or find out more, please reach out to Andrew Randazzo, Forest Ecologist with Mass Audubon at arandazzo@massaudubon.org or 413-252-9534. 
People can also register for the event at https://bit.ly/OHKWorkshop1.
The Forest Climate Resilience Program (FCRP) is led by Mass Audubon in partnership with the Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts (established as the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership), Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Massachusetts Woodlands Institute, the Nature Conservancy and the New England Forestry Foundation.
The integration of traditional ecological knowledge into the program is led by the Ohketeau Cultural
This workshop is funded through a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Regional Action Grant, led by the Town of Rowe. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant program provides cities and towns in Massachusetts with funding to implement the priority actions identified through the planning process. 
Interpretation for the program is available upon advanced request.
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BRO MX Ordered to Comply With Conservation Restrictions

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Conservation Commission gave BRO MX until July 28 to place signage marking conservation-restricted area they improperly mowed as well as hire a botanist to review the area.
The commission on Thursday went over some conservation restrictions included in the deed of motocross track owners Jason and Jessica Langenback that they unknowingly violated.
"The reason why you are on the agenda is that there have been suggested anomalies of the management and the use of the conversation restriction … wetlands encroachment and things along those lines," Chairman Andrew J. Kawczak said. "So I am hoping … this gets the conversation started." 
Specifically, the restrictions control mowing in a meadowed area as there are endangered insects and plants.
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