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47. New York Forest Owners Association
(Latest update 2001)

P. O. Box 180
Fairport, NY 13035

Key Personnel

Ronald Pedersen, President
Jim Minor, Vice President
Don Wagner, Treasurer
Deborah Gill, Administrative Secretary, address above
Mary Beth Malmsheimer, Editor, The New York Forest Owner

Coalition Involvements

Seems to be more connected (informally) to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, rather than to industry associations.

Organization Description and Goals

"The NYFOA is a not-for-profit group of NY State landowners promoting stewardship of private forests. Stewardship puts into practice knowledge of forest ecosystems, silviculture, local economies, watersheds, wildlife, natural aesthetics and even law for the long term benefit of current and future generations. NYFOA, through its local chapters, provides this knowledge for landowners and the interested public."

The NYFOA has an affiliated 501(c) (3)foundation, The New York Woodlands Stewards, which receives tax deductible donations to advance the NYFOA's educational mission.

The NYFOA has chapter meetings and two statewide meetings.

Board of Directors (1999)

Ronald Pedersen, Latham, President
Jim Minor, Rochester, Vice President
Robert Sykes, Elbridge, Secretary
Don Wagner, Utica, Treasurer
Hugh Canham, N. Syracuse
John Hastings, Queensbury
Betty Wagner, Utica
Jill Cornell, Johnsonville
Nick Polce, Remsen
Dave Swaciak, Franklinville
Harry Dieter, Honeoye Falls
Mike Greason, Catskill
Jack Hamilton, Wayland
Rolf Wentorf, Johnsonville


The New York Forest Owner: A bi-monthly magazine about forestry in New York


The New York Forest Owner contains articles about a range of topics that are geared less to practical matters such as forestry practice or government issues, but more to general articles. A recent issue had one article about forest crops, two articles about government (the US Forest Service in Congress and the EPA's proposed silviculture regulations), and five articles about with some aspect of appreciation of forests (leaf color, history, trails, birds, and wildlife).

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