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Mountain Biking Trail Project Report

With funding from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)’s MassTrails program, the FRCOG completed a Mountain Biking Trail…

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Open Space and Recreation Plans

An Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) helps a community to act strategically to protect and enhance the natural, cultural, and recreational resources they value most, makes them eligible to…
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Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan for Franklin County

The Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan for Franklin County utilizes a screening level approach for assessing potential stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for three common types of transportation construction projects: Downtown Revitalization, Complete Streets, and Rural…
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Regional and Local Pollinator Plans

Eight Franklin County communities are working together to proactively identify, create and support pollinator habitat in and around areas of development to respond to declining populations of native pollinator species.…
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River Corridor Management Toolkit

The Toolkit can be used by state agency staff, communities and landowners in the Deerfield River Watershed and across the Commonwealth who are interested in river restoration and protection, climate…
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Housing Plans & Studies

Housing plans identify the housing needs of a community and outline the strategies a town can take toward meeting those needs. In recent years the FRCOG has assisted the Towns…
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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) define Hazard Mitigation as “any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and…
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Deerfield River Watershed-Based Resiliency Plan

This plan integrates the nine elements of a 319 Watershed-Based Plan, the tenets of EPA’s Healthy Watersheds Initiative, and focuses on strategies and projects to protect and restore the watershed’s…
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