"The Future of New York Forests at Risk- Working Toward a Comprehensive Solution."
April 25, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm, SUNY-ESF Gateway Center
Forests cover 63% of New York State’s land area and provide critical environmental, economic and quality-of-life benefits to society. Most of our current forests are entering the final third of their natural life cycles but, in many parts of the state, are not regenerating the desirable tree species and native understory vegetation that will serve the needs of citizens, wildlife or the forest products industry in the future. Participants and speakers, through discussion and interaction, will assess the capacity of current knowledge, techniques and policies to assure the regeneration of native New York forests.
This symposium is presented by the New York Forest Owners Association and co-sponsored by:
Audubon New York, Catskill Forest Association, Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, New York Farm Bureau, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, The Nature Conservancy, Empire State Forest Products Association and NY Society of American Foresters.
Who Should Attend?
Any business associated with the forest products industry, environmental organizations, land trusts, maple syrup producers, consulting foresters, farmers whose agricultural interests are impacted by deer, those who value healthy & diverse woodlands as bird and wildlife habitat, organizations interested in forest recreation, including hunting, businesses dependent on tourism, state, county and municipal park authorities, state legislators and the media.
NYLT and SAF Continuing Education Credits will be awarded for participation in the Symposium
Registration Fee: $15.00 (includes refreshments, lunch and handout materials)
A hotel block has been established for April 24, 2015 at the Doubletree By Hilton in Syracuse, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057. The group code is FOS. Please call 800-222-TREE or the hotel directly at 315-432-0200 or at www.syracuse.doubletree.com on-line and add the code where it asks for special codes under the arrival & departure dates.
Event website: http://www.esf.edu/outreach/pd/2015/nyfoa