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As a child, Bob Glidden spent time during the summers on his great uncle’s farm, which left him with a lifelong love of wildlife and land. Born and raised in North Tonawanda, NY, he worked with the City of N. Tonawanda in the building maintenance field for 33 years, and currently works part time as the Town of Newfane assessor. When he and his wife Pat started thinking about retirement, they knew that they wanted rural land close to their work and family members. At the time, they owned land in Chautauqua County, but that was too far away. When they found 30 acres in northeastern Niagara County in the Town of Somerset, about 3 miles south of Lake Ontario, it was the perfect site to settle down on.

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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. NYFOA is a not-for-profit group of people who care about NYS trees and forests and are interested in the thoughtful management of private forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

Through local chapter and statewide activities such as woods walks and tours, the bi-monthly New York Forest Owner magazine, and affiliation with other organizations with similar objectives, NYFOA helps woodland owners to achieve their management objectives for their properties and encourages the appreciation of the qualities and importance of New York’s forests.

Be sure to check out the USDA's "Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2015 Tax Year" either here, or on our Education > Publications page.

Find out about the SUNY-ESF
Ten Thousand Chestnut Challenge here.

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The Northeast Timber Growing Contest is designed to help improve the long-term productivity and health of small private woodlands in the northeastern forest through the engagement of landowners and forestry professionals in a process that includes education, research, technology transfer, and friendly competition.

For more information, click on the logo above or go to www.TimberContest.com and get ready to grow BIG trees!



Click the logo above to find out why New York’s Forests are an “endangered species” and how NYFOA’s “Restore New York Woodlands” initiative is addressing the crisis. Also locate a scheduled woodswalk in your area where you can learn more about the issue.


"The Future of New York Forests at Risk-
Working Toward a Comprehensive Solution"

More than 150 forest stakeholders attended this NYFOA-sponsored Symposium at SUNY ESF on April 25th, 2015.

Click HERE for links to the Symposium Agenda, PDF files of speakers’ presentations, and relevant references and webinars.

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Looking for an event in your area? Click on Chapters above and visit the chapter pages to find out what's happening!

Wanted: Landowners for Member Profiles! As many of you know, we include a member landowner profile in each issue of the Forest Owner magazine. The next several issues of the Forest Owner, especially in 2015, will be highlighting various aspects of forest regeneration or restoration. Do you have any experiences related to your efforts, successes, or failures with forest regeneration? If so, we would love to hear from you and any others that would be interested in being interviewed for the profile. If interested, please click on the link below and we will be in touch. The time commitment is only about 30 minutes for the interview. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OwnerProfile

Even if you don’t have any stories to tell about regeneration we are still interested in hearing from you if you would like to be profiled for the Forest Owner. Any questions? Please contact me at the number or e-mail below.

Jeff Joseph
529 Prospect Valley
Willseyville, NY 13864
(607) 659-5995



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