SOT - Woods Walk at Texas Schoolhouse State Forest, Mt Vision, Otsego County

Woods Walk at Texas Schoolhouse State Forest,

Mt Vision, Otsego County, NY 13810

On Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 am -- 1130 am, NYFOA's Southern Tier Chapter (SOT) will
host a woods walk at the 1,250 acre Texas Schoolhouse State Forest. The forest is located in a
spectacularly beautiful part of Otsego County, between Oneonta and Cooperstown. The forest
features a large beaver pond, great heron nests, streams, rolling hills, old stone walls, and much
more. The DEC is in the process of organizing a timber sale at the forest and senior DEC forester
Nathan Funk will lead the woods walk. Nathan will discuss the steps the DEC follows before a
harvest to insure forest regeneration -- a key NYFOA goal. This includes controlling invasives,
selective thinning, and the role of hunting to control deer browse. Nathan will also discuss how the
DEC partnered with the local town to create recreational trails within the state forest that can be
used free of charge in all seasons.

SOT members Jeannine and Stacey Kazacos are organizing this woods walk. Please be sure to bring
water, insect repellent, and rain gear, just in case. Bring a brown bag lunch or you can consider
having lunch in charming Cooperstown. Questions? Contact Jeannine or Stacey at: or call 607-293-8195.

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 -- 11:30 AM
Place: Trail head at the Texas School House State Forest. The meeting point is located on Jones
Rd, Mt Vision, NY about .4 mile west of the intersection of Texas and Jones Roads. We will post
signs in the area on the day of the event to help woods walkers find us! There is no street address
for the trailhead however you can use the following coordinates: 42.656343, -75.112324. Please call
Stacey or Jeannine Kazacos if you need help with directions.

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