quabbin reservoirap MA stops most logging at Quabbin during review

Quabbin Reservoir

State environmental officials have placed a moratorium on commercial logging in the woods surrounding the Quabbin Reservoir while they conduct a scientific review of their watershed forestry management program.

A spokesman for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation says 29 commercial logging projects already under contract will be allowed to continue with some modifications.

Commissioner Richard Sullivan Jr. said Tuesday the review by a group of scientists is to ensure public confidence in the stewardship of those forests.

The reservoir, which supplies drinking water to the greater Boston area, includes nearly 55,000 acres of land within the watershed.


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