The mission of the New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA) is to promote sustainable forestry practices and improved stewardship on privately owned woodlands in New York State.

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  • The Partnership for Penn's Woods Announces "Walk In Penn's Woods" Event

    A (PA) statewide effort to build appreciation for forests, the people who own them, and the importance of tending them, the Walk in Penn's Woods is a day with organized woods walks in each county in Pennsylvania. Anticipated to become an annual event, this inaugural Walk in Penn's Woods day happens the first Sunday in October across the state. more

  • Jerry Michael Honored with Heiberg Award at Annual Meeting

    Each year, NYFOA presents the Heiberg Memorial Award to honor outstanding forestry and conservation contributions in New York State. This year’s recipient is Jerry Michael. Jerry richly deserves this award based on a lifetime of service to NYS woodlands and woodlot owners — individually, as a board member of NYFOA, and as an active member of several other organizations that promote interrelated forestry and conservation goals. more

  • Outstanding Service Award Presented to Phil Walton at Annual Meeting

    Each year the board looks around and asks itself what one individual has demonstrated unmatched contributions to the responsibilities of NYFOA at the state and chapter level. A number of dedicated and eligible candidates for the Outstanding Service Award come to mind, but Phil Walton’s name really rose to the top of the list. more

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