Muriel Church 
Council of Forest Resource Organizations 


Monday February 2, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

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Legislative Office Building - Albany 
State St
Albany, NY 12203

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Forestry Awareness Day 2015 

Hosted By (tentative):

Empire State Forest Products Association


Watershed Agricultural Council—

Watershed Forestry Program


Sponsored by (tentative):

Adirondack Landowners Association

American Forest & Paper Association

Audubon New York

Catskill Forest Association

New York Biomass Energy Alliance

New York Farm Bureau

New York Forest Owners Association

New York Society of American Foresters

New York State Tree Farm

New York SFI Implementation Committee

NYS Urban Forestry Council

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

The Nature Conservancy


Council of Forest Resource Organization’s Forestry Awareness Day 2015;

Registration is FREE to members of Host and Sponsor Groups!

Registration is $25 for non-member participants.  Please contact Muriel Church for payment.  Mchurch@esfpa.org or (518) 463-1297

  Forestry Awareness Day Event Schedule - tentative

February 2, 2015

9 am                                        Registration

Lobby of Legislative Office Building, LOB Concourse Level -  Empire State Plaza  

9:00 am - 3:00 pm            Forestry Exhibits

Lobby of Legislative Office Building, LOB Concourse Level  - Empire State Plaza

9:30 am – 10:45 am          Legislative Issue Brief location within the LOB TBA- This session provides an overview of current legislation and proposals regarding forestry issues – preparing you for discussions during legislative visits.   Topics include:

  • Forest Taxation
  • Urban Forestry
  • Wood Energy
  •  Forest Health

10:45 am - 11:30 am              Legislative Discussion & Q & A Session - Representatives from both the NYS Senate and NYS Assembly have been invited to attend to speak on the current issues in Albany as well as how the forestry community's agenda fits in the current atmosphere.  There will be time for Q&A with legislators and/or their staff.

11:45 am – 4:30 pm                Pre-Arranged Legislative Visits  - Participants will break into small groups on pre-arranged legislative visits. Visit sign-up sheets will be at the registration table and are on a first come basis. Groups are limited to the number of slots available on each visit sheet.

11:30 – 2:00 pm                     Lunch – Boxed lunches are available for all pre-registered participants in the “Well” area of the LOB, directly opposite Registration Table, adjacent to exhibits.

For More Information

Call Muriel Church at the Empire State Forest Products Association

at (518) 463-1297


If you are interested in being a group leader, PLEASE let Muriel Church know ASAP!