massachusetts department of Conservation and Recreation

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy

The two top officials at Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation and Recreation were placed on unpaid leave for a week for the inappropriate use of public resources at a private party.

Reid Middle schoolers shovel dirt onto one of the 2,400 trees to be planted in Pittsfield.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

City and state officials recently celebrated a tree planting program in Pittsfield that is expected to add 2,400 trees throughout the city.

U.S. Department of Agricultural, Forest Service

Three firefighters from western Massachusetts are back home after fighting forest fires in the western United States.

Emerald Ash Borer

The Masscahusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced today a bold step in preventing the spread of an invasive insect.  Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

At the DCR’s headquarters in Pittsfield Thursday morning, Commissioner Ed Lambert made an announcement on action that will be taken to control the serious threat of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer….