Timber, Wildlife, Conservation Targeted

Hot workshop topics for timber and woodlot owners to be covered.

Published on: Jan 8, 2011

Experts from the New York Forest Owners Association, Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry invite you to 10 “hot topic” sessions during the New York Farm Show. The following sessions will be in the Arts and Home Center’s Somerset Room on the lower level.

Thursday, Feb. 24

  • 1 p.m. Wild turkey biology and NRCS wildlife habitat programs
  • 2 p.m. Conservation easements for farmland

Friday, Feb 25

  • 10 a.m. Deer impact on forest land
  • 11 a.m. Practices for improving timber values
  • 1 p.m. Harvesting firewood from private woodlots
  • 2 p.m. Getting the most value in a down market
  • 3 p.m. Wildlife habitat improvement

Saturday, Feb 26

WHAT NOW FOR TIMBER VALUES? Consulting Forester Andy Metz will be back "on the stump" on the 27th, with his perspective on current timber values and on the future.
WHAT NOW FOR TIMBER VALUES? Consulting Forester Andy Metz will be back "on the stump" on the 27th, with his perspective on current timber values and on the future.
  • 10 a.m. Timber market values: Present and future
  • 11 a.m. Update on wild canines – coyotes, foxes and wolves

At 1 p.m., Saturday, the New York Forest Owners Association will host its annual meeting, also in the Somerset Room.

You'll also find a Forestry Information Booth at Lot I-55 in the International Building. The presenter for each of the above topics will be there after their presentations. And, you can sign up for more information or for a free forester visit to your woodlot.