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Sean R. Carter was born in Niagara Falls, NY. He joined a startup environmental consulting firm (Matrix Environmental Technologies Inc., Orchard Park, NY) and founded a remediation technology company (Matrix Oxygen Injection Systems, LLC, Henderson, NV) after obtaining two degrees in agricultural and biological engineering (Cornell B.S. ‘88 and M.S.’91). Sean has a daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandsons from Seneca Territory in Western NY. His favorite activities include deer hunting, fishing, maple sugaring, lacrosse and gardening. His partner, Maria Paone, is also from Niagara Falls and has a background in the food and beverage industry in Salt Lake City, UT and Las Vegas, NV. She earned an A.S. in Drafting and Design, graduated from the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) and has attended numerous other permaculture courses and workshops. Her favorite activities include photography, mushroom cultivation,maple sugaring, gardening and hiking. They reside with Ted, their 3-year old rat terrier, who enjoys sleeping, eating, running, spinning in circles and watching wildlife – coincidentally, Sean, Maria and Ted are all from Niagara Falls and took different paths to Ithaca.


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The mission of the New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA) is to promote sustainable forestry practices and improved stewardship on privately owned woodlands in New York State. NYFOA is a not-for-profit group of people who care about NYS trees and forests and are interested in the thoughtful management of private forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

Through local chapter and statewide activities such as woods walks and tours, the bi-monthly New York Forest Owner magazine, and affiliation with other organizations with similar objectives, NYFOA helps woodland owners to achieve their management objectives for their properties and encourages the appreciation of the qualities and importance of New York’s forests.


NYFOA Takes Issue with Recent DEC Proposals

Recent proposed changes by the NYS DEC has drawn concern by members of NYFOA leadership as it is felt that they would adversely impact the interests of NYS woodland owners. NYFOA President, Charles Stackhouse has written two letters to DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos offering our position on these two issues...


NYFOA Silent Auction – April 8, 2017 – Get Ready!

NYFOA has rekindled the tradition of having a silent auction coincident with its annual meeting. The auction's beneficiaries for 2017 have been selected from several worthy organizations that are passionate about woodlands and NY's young people. And the winners are.....NY's 4-H Forestry Invitational Team and NYFOA's Woodlands Mini Grants! Please click here to learn more about this exciting development!


Notice-

Your NYFOA Membership Committee seeks a few energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help grow NYFOA Rewards, our member discount program (see below), and the NYFOA Auction, which will raise significant funds for forestry-related youth programs in NY. If you have time and interest, please email Dean Faklis (dfaklis@frontiernet.net) for more information. Thanks!      (9/4/2016)



NEW BENEFIT FOR MEMBERS!

NYFOA Rewards Program- Members now have the opportunity to get significant discounts on goods and services through participating dealers. See here for a list of participating dealers and associated discounts. Membership application here

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NYFOA 2016 Annual Meeting
State Award Winners


Eric Rasmussen

Eric Rasmussen receives the NYFOA 2016 Heiberg Award from Marilyn Wyman at our Annual Membership Meeting.


Rich Taber

Rich Taber, on right, receives the NYFOA 2016 Service Award from Mike Seager

Read the full description of these two honoree's contributions to NYFOA and forest stewardship in general and information on the Chapter Service Awards (which can also be found on this site in their respective chapter sections) in the May/June issue of The New York Forest Owner.



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Ten Thousand Chestnut Challenge here.


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The Northeast Timber Growing Contest is designed to help improve the long-term productivity and health of small private woodlands in the northeastern forest through the engagement of landowners and forestry professionals in a process that includes education, research, technology transfer, and friendly competition.

For more information, click on the logo above or go to www.TimberContest.com and get ready to grow BIG trees!

 

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Click the logo above to find out why New York’s Forests are an “endangered species” and how NYFOA’s “Restore New York Woodlands” initiative is addressing the crisis.


SYMPOSIUM

"The Future of New York Forests at Risk-
Working Toward a Comprehensive Solution"

More than 150 forest stakeholders attended a Symposium on April 25, 2015 at SUNY ESF Syracuse, sponsored by NYFOA and several other leading environmental organizations.

Click HERE for links to the Symposium Agenda, PDF files of speakers’ presentations, and relevant references and webinars.



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Looking for an event in your area? Click on Chapters above and visit the chapter pages to find out what's happening!


Wanted: Landowners for Member Profiles! As many of you know, we include a member landowner profile in each issue of the Forest Owner magazine. The next several issues of the Forest Owner, especially in 2015, will be highlighting various aspects of forest regeneration or restoration. Do you have any experiences related to your efforts, successes, or failures with forest regeneration? If so, we would love to hear from you and any others that would be interested in being interviewed for the profile. If interested, please click on the link below and we will be in touch. The time commitment is only about 30 minutes for the interview. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OwnerProfile

Even if you don’t have any stories to tell about regeneration we are still interested in hearing from you if you would like to be profiled for the Forest Owner. Any questions? Please contact me at the number or e-mail below.

Jeff Joseph
529 Prospect Valley
Willseyville, NY 13864
(607) 659-5995
jeffjosephwoodworker@gmail.com


 

 

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