Less than a year after its board of directors held its first meeting, the sprawling Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership is on track to hire an administrative agent.
iBerkshires.Com reports the board's search committee met on Monday afternoon and recommended to the full board that it enter negotiations with the New England Forestry Foundation to provide administrative support.
The Littleton-based NEFF was the lone respondent to the MTWP's request for proposals. Monday, the subcommittee reviewed the non-profit's answers to the panel's follow up questions before voting, 5-0, to send a recommendation to Tuesday's board meeting.
The Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership includes North Adams and 20 towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties.
Its mission is to bring financial and technical resources to those municipalities in order to support natural resources-based economic development and sustainable forestry in the region, which stretches from Peru north to the Vermont state line and from Williamstown east to Leyden.