Mission: Promote public understanding of the benefits derived through sound forest stewardship. Provide resources and information to the public to increase their understanding of the concepts and importance of sound principles of forest management. Support economically sound use of privately owned forest lands through studies and education. Foster communication and cooperation with other organizations and agencies with similar purposes and among and between all participants in the forest product cycle.
Programs: Educated membership and the general public about sustainable forestry practices and good forest stewardship to promote the long term health and productivity of new york's privately owned woodlands via: our bimonthly magazine, the forest owner; chapter newsletters; our website (www. Nyfoa. Org); over 38 workshops and woodswalks; info booths at fairs and events such as the ny farm show and empire state farm days; 14 free "learn more, earn more" forestry seminars at the ny farm show; publication of the brochure "harvesting timber sustainability - best management practices; arranging and subsidizing the cost of game of logging chainsaw safety training for members; and supporting and cooperating with the master forest owner volunteer program.
continued a statewide restore new york's woodlands initiative to inform and educate membership and the general public about inadequate forest regeneration in much of ny's woodlands, its' impact on long-term forest health and productivity, and strategies for woodland restoration. Articles and educational materials were developed for the forest owner and our website www. Nyfoa. Org. Continued outreach to the public via a series of educational woodswalks statewide in 2014 with over 250 people attending, representing environmental and other forest stakeholder groups. Constructed deer exclosure fences and informative signs in selected public areas across the state to demonstrate to the public the adverse impacts of deer browsing on forest regeneration.