Tour town's 'Model Forest'

The Forest Guild, a national organization of professional foresters, has designated more than 1,200 acres of the Amherst Conservation Commission’s forested lands as model forest.

The Conservation Commission and the Forest Guild are celebrating the designation with a walk-through of a timber harvest area in the Joe English Reservation on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The walk begins at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center/Joe English Reservation at the end of Brook Road in Amherst.

Participants should dress appropriately; snowshoes may be necessary. For more information, call 532-6118 or 673-5467.