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  • SOT - Chapter Woods Walk & MFO Refresher Presented at Michael Tree Farm

    On May 19, 2018, the Michael Tree Farm was the site of a NYFOA Southern Tier woods walk, which also served with cooperation from the Cornell Cooperative Extension as a refresher course for members of the Master Forest Owner Program. The weather was wet, but did not deter the enthusiasm of the attendees which included Brett Chedzoy Regional MFO Coordinator for the Cooperative Extension Program Michael Zagata, NYFOA, Director of OrganizatioDevelopment, and over two dozen Master Fores Owners, in addition to other NYFOA members.Participants traveled from as far as Jamestown and Albany, and everywhere in between. ...read more

  • Marilyn Wyman Awarded Heiberg Award at NYFOA State Meeting

    Marilyn Wyman is an environmental education visionary who nurtures relationships between woodland owners and their woodlands; loggers and their safety and well-being; funders and their contract deliverables; invasive species and their Early detection and Rapid response; youth and their stake in our future world….and that was just in the past week! ...read more

  • NYFOA Announces Dean Faklis as Winner of the NYFOA Outstanding Service Award

    The recipient of the NYFOA Outstanding Service Award for 2018 is Dean Faklis of Springwater, NY. An active Master Forest Owner volunteer and NYFOA member, in the last four years or so Dean has conceived, birthed and raised to maturity at least five successful initiatives. Dean has a fertile imagination and likes to think big. Shortly after being elected President of NYFOA, I had to add a folder to my email entitled “NYFOA – Dean's ideas.” ...read more

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