Forest Guild of New Mexico, a professional organization connected with natural resource professionals and partners motivated to preserve the forests, has recently received $147,000, a one-year Conservation Innovation Grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service.
The grant is provided to encourage inventive logging practices that maintain the forests and to encourage the use of biomass for energy production in nine Northeast states which includes Massachusetts.
The conservation grant is an agenda of the Natural Resource Conservation Service that makes investments in pioneering conservation know-how with an aim to fulfill energy conservation objectives and preserving quantity and quality of water in addition to other issues related to natural development.
Michael DeBonis, Forest Guild’s Executive Director, said that for understanding the wood generated biomass as a potential renewable energy source and to maintain enduring ecological property, there is an urgent need to know and use proper biomass harvesting strategies. He added that the grant has given the company a chance to understand that technology correctly. He concluded saying that the proper strategies for maintaining and retaining biomass during harvesting also presents an efficient way to improve the quality of water and protects nature while offering extra income for the land owners.