Manuel F Correllus State Forest

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.

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.

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.

State Forest Has a New Superintendent

Filling a long-term vacancy, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation has hired Conor Laffey of Falmouth as the new superintendent for the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.
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MVC Receives Grant to Develop Wildfire Preparedness Plan

With significant drought conditions still desiccating the region and the state forest without a full time superintendent, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has received approximately $25,000 in state and federal money to develop a first-of-its-kind wildfire preparedness plan for the Island.

Sheriff’s Meadow Confirms Unpermitted Trail Clearing

Unpermitted trail clearing in the state forest has led to a citation from state environmental officials for violations of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act.

MVC Sounds Alarm Over Lack of Superintendent at State Forest

As wildfires rage across the West Coast, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission expressed grave concern about the status of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

State Forest Superintendent Has Left

The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest is currently without a full-time superintendent.

Study Finds Climate, Not Humans, Shaped Early Forestland

New findings on decades-old ecological theories about land management on the Vineyard could potentially reframe the context of modern conservation practices.

Education Initiative Puts Manuel F. Correllus State Forest on the Syllabus

The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest holds a long, complex history in its densely packed thickets of pitch pine and scrub oak.

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