Into the Woods: Forestry Training at the Oswegatchie Educational Center

Into the Woods
Forestry Training at the Oswegatchie Educational Center

March 31 – April 2, 2019

9340 Long Pond Road
Croghan, NY 13327
Phone 315-346-1222

January 18, 2019

To: Interested Students, ages 14 –1 8, in pursuing a career in Forestry & Wood Products

From: Bill Waite, Program Director, Oswegatchie Educational Center

Todd Lighthall , NYS FFA Leadership Training Foundation

On Behalf of the NYS Wood Products Development Council

RE: Into the Woods, a Forestry Training Program at Oswegatchie

The Oswegatchie Educational Center is offering a FREE 3 day / 2 night trip, March 31st - April 2nd, 2019.

In partnership with the NYS Wood Products Development Council, The Oswegatchie Educational Center is offering an intense 3 day / 2 night program at our facility in Croghan, NY. The intent is to teach interested students about the basics of forestry management and timber production. Workshops will include timber cruising, sawmill operation, chainsaw safety, arboriculture, and wood product marketing. Team building and leadership skills will also be included.

The Oswegatchie Educational Center is situated on a 1200 acre expanse of land inside the Adirondack Park. This setting provides the perfect atmosphere for learning about forestry. The property includes 4 bodies of water, various streams, wetlands, and woodlands ideal for environmental education. Throughout the year, Oswegatchie provides programming, meals, and lodging for 4,000 students of all ages. This special program is a unique, and you do not want to miss out on this opportunity.

This is intended for individual students to attend and not necessarily as a school group function. School groups are welcome, but the program is aimed at those students that are interested in forestry and related wood products.

Please contact me if you have any questions about this opportunity.

Bill Waite, Program Director

Full program here (1.5MB PDF)

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