Members only “Lunch & Learn” Meetings

Members only “Lunch & Learn” meetings will be held every other month on Thursdays at noon. Our next Lunch & Learn will be held on December 9, 2021 and is described below:

Title: Applying the Massachusetts Coastal Wetlands Regulations:  A Practical Manual for Conservation Commissions to Protect the Storm Damage Prevention and Flood Control Functions of Coastal Resource Areas (aka the Coastal Manual), with a focus on developed coastal dunes and barrier beaches.  

Workshop description: DEP and CZM staff will give an overview of the Coastal Manual, describe how it is organized, and provide some tips for finding guidance regarding topics of interest quickly.  In addition, the workshop will cover guidance for delineating developed coastal dunes and barrier beaches, provide guidance on assessing functions of altered or developed coastal dune and barrier beaches and how to apply the performance standards.

Speakers:  Rebecca Haney, CFM, Coastal Geologist, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management; Nate Corcoran, Coastal Geologist, MassDEP Southeast Regional office

If you are already a massFM member please check your email inbox for login information for this event and if you cannot find it you can contact us at

Our next scheduled meeting are on:
      December 9, 2021 (described above)

      February 10, 2022
      April 14, 2022
      June 9, 2022

If you're interested in becoming a member go to our Become a Member page at here and if you would like information on a specific event please email us at


MassFM Annual Conference 2021: Climate Data Update: Evaluating Rising Risks (held October 21, 2021). The event flyer can be downloaded at: Annual Conference Flyer.


Keynote Panel IPCC Report

Keynote Panel NECASC

NOAA/NWS River Forecast Center

Massachusetts Coast Flood Risk Model: Summary Data Products, and Applications

EEA Climate Resilience Design Standards Tool

Risk rating 2.0

New Vertical Datum Briefing 

Elevation Certificate Virtual Workshop (Friday October 23, 2020)

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massFM First Annual Meeting (held on October 22, 2020) including annual conference training and and annual conference keynote panel.  

Event Flyer

Exclusive Webinar: Floodplain Design, Construction + Impacts on Flood Insurance (held on May 13, 2020)

Webinar Flyer

massFM/NMCOG Floodplain Management Workshop: Tewskbury, MA (held on October 10, 2019):

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A Brief Overview on Impacts of Climate Change and why Floodplain Management Matters

FEMA Flood Studies and Maps - Letters of Map Change
Flood Insurance and Mitigation
NFIP Basics in Massachusetts
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program
MEMA HMA Briefing
2018 MA State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan

massFM Kickoff Tour: Springfield, MA (held on April 11, 2019)

Event Flyer


The Stream Crossings Explorer

Substantial Improvement Practices

Fluvial-Geomorphology and Flood Risk Management

Post-disaster Responsibilities of Local Officials


massFM Kickoff Event (held on Nov. 8, 2018):

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No Adverse Impact - A Common Sense Strategy for Floodplain Management

Historic Structures in the Floodplain - Mitigation and Compliance

Post-disaster Responsibilities of Local Floodplain Administrators