POV: New York’s forests: An endangered species?

Eighty percent of New York’s forestland is privately owned, and forest owners will need the public’s understanding of the measures necessary to establish the next forest. They will also need cost-share assistance from established state and federal programs in order to succeed.

The New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA) is a non-profit organization of private woodland owners whose mission is to promote sustainable forestry practices in New York state.

In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, NYFOA has announced the “Restore New York Woodlands” (RNYW) campaign to engage and educate other forest stakeholder organizations and the general public about the regeneration issue and its solutions. NYFOA’s 10 regional chapters will be hosting public woodswalks in May to celebrate the many benefits our forests provide and discuss the threats they face. To find out where a woods walk might be in your area, go to the RNYW page of the nyfoa.org website.

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