When Walking the Dog Also Meant Walking the Solar System
Susanna Sturgis
Every morning for more than two years my malamute and I strolled the solar system.
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Tracking Rare Whippoorwills on the Island
Noah Asimow
The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest on Martha’s Vineyard remains one of the six strongholds in Massachusetts for the whippoorwill.
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Unprecedented Conservation Pact Between Flynn Family Trust and State Adds Over 800 Acres to State Forest
Julia Wells
Some 830 acres of unspoiled upland property in the rural perimeters of Edgartown - part of the vast place known to many as Pohogonot, whose total land area at one time included some 5,000 acres of magnificent upland and coastal farmland - will be sold by the descendants of the late George D. Flynn to the state Department of Environmental Management by the end of the month.
 
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Perfect Storms Topple Trees, Altering Island's Landscape
Landry Harlan
Nearly two months after a string of northeasters battered the Island, environmental groups are still cleaning up thousands of downed trees.
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State Forest Gets a Spruce Up on Park Serve Day
Landry Harlan
Volunteers pitched in at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest Saturday morning, marking Park Serve Day, a day that highlights commonwealth parklands.
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Friends Group Forms to Support the State Forest
Julia Wells

Marking a first in the long history of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, a charitable friends group has formed for the 5,000-acre forest.

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State Forest Walk Rescheduled for Thursday
Alex Elvin
Eclogists will lead a tour of the state forest on Thursday — rescheduled from Wednesday due to rain in the forecast. The tour begins at 9 a.m. at forest headquarters.
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Reforesting Begins On Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette
Over 700,000 two and three year seedlings of pine and poplar are to be planted on the State Reservation this summer. The work, which is now in progress, is being done under the state Bureau of Forestry.
 
The tiny trees are planted in beds at first, and then, as they grow larger and stronger, are transplanted, being placed in spots best calculated to insure rapid and healthy growth.
 
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The Vineyard Forest Reserve
Vineyard Gazette
With the latest acquisition of land by the state, the order of tak­ing of which by the Department of Conservation was published in last week’s paper, the forest reserve on Martha’s Vineyard comprises about 5000 acres. Encircling the heath hen reservation, which consists of 640 acres, this tract extends over the eastern plain lands, the least valuable of any land on the Island.
 
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New Superintendent Appointed for State Forest
Sara Brown

Chris Bruno, formerly an assistant superintendent with The Trustees of Reservations, took the helm as superintendent of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest last month.

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