Invasive plant management activities in selected areas of Greylock Glen have resumed.
The primary objective of these activities, as determined by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, is to effectively control invasive plants that pose a threat to rare and endangered plant communities in the Glen.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, acting through its consultants Biodrawversity, LLC and Polatin Ecological Services, LLC, obtained permits through the Adams Conservation Commission, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program to perform management activities.
Throughout the period of active management work, the public will be informed of the date and location of treatment activities as they are planned.
Informational signs have been posted at three major points of entry to the Glen, including the Gould Road kiosk near Gould Brook, the West Mountain Road parking area, and at the intersection of Gould and Thiel Roads.
Due to the potential for weather-related unanticipated changes to scheduled treatments, up-to-date information will be posted at www.greylockglenipm.info.
During active treatment work, trails will remain open and safe for use by the public as the majority of control work will be conducted away from trails.
Signs indicating a treatment area will be prominently displayed every 200’. People are advised to keep out of posted areas for 48 hours.
An Order of Conditions that permits and regulates all work that affects wetland resources in the Glen is available through the Adams Conservation Commission located at Adams Town Hall, 5 Park St.