New York Society of American Foresters 2022 Annual Meeting



Meeting contacts:

Jeff Denkenberger -- Program Content
NYSAF Chair-Elect
(518) 897-6021

Mary Beth Malmsheimer -- Registration Information
NYSAF Administrative Assistant
(315) 558-1846 


Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
Friday January 28, 2022 at 1:30 PM EST

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DoubleTree Hotel Syracuse 
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Reservations: (315)432-0200, (800)222-TREE 

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We are pleased to announce the NYSAF 2022 Annual Meeting, to be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse, New York, January 26-28, 2022. Register before January 3, 2022 to recevie the Early-bird discount! 

The Meeting Agenda is available here as of December 15th. We will update this schedule as new information is available, including CFE credits.

Please note: If you are unable to attend the meeting we will be live streaming the audio and computer screen of the presenters in General Session 1 only. This session will take place from 9 am to 10 am on Thursday, January 27th and will not be eligible to receive CFE credits. The link to the session will be posted on the NYSAF website and meeting website as we get closer to the event.

With regard to COVID19 we will be following all guidance and any mandates from Onondaga County that are in place at the time of the meeting. We ask that anyone who is unvaccinated to please wear a mask.

Reserve your hotel room now! The low meeting rate of $101 plus taxes will expire when the room block is full or January 6th, whichever comes first. After that, rooms will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the DoubleTree Hotel directly at the numbers listed on the left and mention the New York SAF Meeting to reserve your room.

2022 Theme: Coming Together Again .
Two years ago, we were hit with the worst pandemic and situation we as Foresters will hopefully ever face. It stopped many aspects of our lives both personally and professionally. However, what didn’t stop during the pandemic was the legislative process in Albany. The CLCPA is in full swing and moving forward, changes are being made to the law but there is still a lot of work to do. Exciting things are being researched and developed at SUNY ESF and beyond that could be the future of our industry. Further, the carbon developments are ongoing, and the opportunities are getting better for smaller landowners. These topics, along with several other continuing developments, are what NYSAF members need to be informed about and discuss. This annual meeting in Syracuse will not only help us understand and discuss the topics outlined above, it will also allow us to get together in person, network, and talk with old friends, colleagues and professors who helped shaped us into the Foresters we are today.

Wednesday Workshops: Earn extra CFE credits! Pre-meeting workshops on Wednesday afternoon. From 1:00 pm-5:15 pm we will offer (Please Note: workshops run simultaneously so you may only register for one):

  • WORKSHOP A: Forest Health in New York.  What’s new since the Pandemic (CFE Credits and Pesticide credits TBD) -- Moderated by Mark Keister.
  • WORKSHOP B: Practical Ethics Workshop (CFE credits TBD) -- presented by Marianne Patinelli-DubayThis workshop will introduce a variety of approaches to ethical problem solving. We will learn about six of the primary methods that we employ every day when faced with ethically weighted situations. 
Wednesday Evening:  NYSAF Executive Committee Meeting from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Thursday-Friday Regular Meeting: The regular meeting will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, January 26th with opening remarks and keynote address. General sessions, breakout (technical) sessions, and the annual Business Meeting will run through lunch on Friday January 28th.

Thursday evening events: Poster Session and Alumni Socials. Any individual interested in presenting a poster at the annual meeting should contact Chris Nowak at 

STUDENTS TAKE NOTE! We are working hard to provide an awesome student experience this year. Look for great opportunities to mingle with professionals and meet other students.

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS: Download a Sponsor-Exhibitor Information Packet for more information about options and registration fees.  If you are interested in sponsoring an event or exhibiting please contact Marianne Patinelli-Dubay.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: Be sure to attend the Awards Luncheon on Thursday January 27th to congratulate the 2021 award winners. And, because it’s never too early to start thinking of deserving colleagues, feel free to review the Award Criteria and consider submitting a Nomination Form to Bruce Breitmeyer for next year's Awards.

Register Now! Register online by clicking above, or download a MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM.

Cancellations made prior to 1/14/22 will be entitled to a refund less $50 processing fees; no refunds for cancellations after that date.