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First Responder Mental Health Resilience Conference

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council was proud to offer our inaugural First Responder Mental Health Resilience Conference in October of 2022. This exciting virtual experience provided leading-edge approaches…

Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development

Green Infrastructure, or, Low-Impact Development (LID), treats stormwater as a resource, not a waste product.  LID techniques preserve and recreate natural landscape features at a development site, using rain gardens,…

A Framework for Resilience

A Framework for Resilience is the first watershed-based climate change resiliency plan in the Commonwealth.  The Deerfield River Watershed includes all or a portion of fourteen Franklin County towns: Ashfield,…

Food Systems

The Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan, co-authored by the FRCOG and released in December 2015, presents goals and actions to strengthen the state’s food system. The Massachusetts Local Food Action…

Local Tree Inventories

In 2017, the FRCOG conducted an inventory of public street trees in South Deerfield and Old Deerfield, funded by a DCR Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant.  The inventory included…

Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership (MTWP) Project

The Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership is a cooperative association of municipalities and regional organizations working collaboratively to implement the goals of the Partnership.  The goals of the Mohawk Trail Woodlands…

Broadband Infrastructure and Adoption

FRCOG has been an active leader in regional broadband access equity issues since the “digital divide” emerged as a significant challenge for the region in the 1990s. Through partnerships with…

Aerial view of a roadway with sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian crossing lanes.

Regional Complete Streets Evaluations

Complete streets are roadways that have safe access for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders. As part of an effort to promote Complete Streets and safe transportation…

Connecticut River Scenic Byway Tri-state Bike Map

Connecticut River Scenic Byway Tri-state Bike Map

The FRCOG has coordinated to create a bicycling map for the tri-state (Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire) section of the Connecticut River Scenic Byway area. The FRCOG worked with the Pioneer Valley Planning…

Historic Deerfield Walking Route Map

Walk Franklin County Maps

In collaboration with the Greenfield YMCA, the FRCOG developed Walk Franklin County maps for all of the towns in Franklin County.  The maps depict one or two-mile walking routes in…

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