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NYFOA Woods Walk in Warren County, Thurman, NY


New York Forest Owners Association led a woods walk to Erwin and Polly Fullerton's woodlot in Thurman, NY in early September. It was a tour of forest management practices and salvage of fire damaged trees from a 2019 storm by logger G. Robert Baker. For more photos, click here.

 

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In Memoriam: Gretchen


Gretchen A. McHugh, Photo Provided
Gretchen A. McHugh, a mother, musician, teacher, journalist and photographer who turned her love of good food and nature into a popular cookbook for outdoors enthusiasts, died Thursday, August 20, at The Slate Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Granville, New York. She was 78 years old and suffered from frontotemporal dementia.

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NFWF’s New England Forests and Rivers Fund Announces $1.8 Million in Conservation Grants

American Woodcock, Photo by Foxman, Flickr

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2020) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $1.8 million in grants to restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse bird populations, as well as freshwater and diadromous fish populations, in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and portions of the Lake Champlain and Upper Hudson River watersheds in New York. The grants will generate $2.9 million in matching grantee contributions for a total conservation impact of $4.7 million.

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Secret weapon to stop invasive honeysuckle: Satellites

Amur Honeysuckle Berries, Photo by Wendell Smith, Flickr

One common invasive species is so widespread that you can see it from space.

The University of Cincinnati found that satellite imagery can identify nonnative and invasive Amur honeysuckle, an ornamental shrub introduced from Asia that has spread in forests across much of the United States.

UC graduate Bridget Taylor, UC biology professor Denis Conover and UC geography professor Richard Beck used satellite imagery to find nonnative invasive Amur honeysuckle in several urban parks and cemeteries from space.

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ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION SEEKS TREE PLANTING PROJECT PROPOSALS
Photo by Sage Solar, Flickr

Since 1990, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked with tree planting organizations to identify and support reforestation projects throughout the United States.  Through our partnerships and with support from Arbor Day Foundation members, advocates, and corporate partners, we can provide funding for seedlings on large-scale restoration projects.  To date, we have worked together to fund and plant more than 100 million trees.

We are currently seeking proposals for 2020/2021 large-scale plantings that will positively impact the environment, create habitat for wildlife, promote watershed restoration, and other benefits to the public. We encourage you to share this call for proposals with anyone coordinating reforestation efforts.  Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out an online proposal for projects at: http://www.arborday.org/replantingrfp by end of day October 16th, 2020.

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NY Tree Farm Field Days
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The four sides of the Tree Farm sign: Water. Wildlife. Recreation. Wood.
 
The mission of the NY Tree Farm Program is to promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands in New York State while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry. 

Contact us at the NY Tree Farm Office: PO Box 24, Washington Square, Greenwich, NY 12834, (518) 854-7386, nytreefarm@gmail.com
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