Welcome to the website of the New Jersey Division of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters. We hope that our members and others who are interested in ecology and conservation issues find this a useful and reliable source of up-to-date information on forest-related issues.
courtesy of the Town of Morristown and Morristowngreen.com Today, the Town of Morristown and the Morristown Shade Tree Commission, was announced as a winner of TD Green Streets, a grant program from TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation supporting innovation in urban forestry. The $20,000 grant will fund projects throughout Morristown, including planting new trees and shrubs in front of the new Morristown High School building this Arbor Day with assistance from a local landscape artist. On Saturday, April 22, 2017, a fun filled event open to the public will be facilitated by the high school’s STEM academy students in collaboration with the Morristown Shade Tree Commission and town arborist Richard Wolowicz (a member of the Society of American Foresters). In celebration of Arbor Day, the event will include educational tables run by some of the students and the unveiling of the tree garden planted in front of the [...]
by Danielle Watson, Asst. Director of Gov't. Affairs & External Relations, SAF photo courtesy of SAF While there has been a whirlwind of activity lately here in DC and in town hall meetings across the country, uncertainty still abounds as issues like healthcare reform and immigration take center stage and dominate discussions. Meanwhile, the team at SAF has been busy coordinating with partners and reaching out to agency and congressional champions on strategies for advocating for priority issues. This week, on behalf of the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, SAF and American Forests will be taking urban forestry professionals to visit their congressional delegations to discuss the importance of federal funding for urban and community forestry activities, and how they contribute to economic growth, job creation, and improved community health and wellness. As supporting organizations of Water Week 2017, we will also be highlighting how and why forests and trees should be [...]
Last month, this Division endorsed the 2012 Forest Stewardship Plan for the Town of Newton at Morris Lake, previously approved by DEP. We believe that DEP State Forestry Service is the correct regulator for the forestry activities on this property, and commend the Town of Newton for their good work on this property. To read the resolution, click here.
by Steve Kallesser, CF, Division chair The New Jersey Division of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters (NJDSAF) is the professional society for all foresters and forest conservationists in this state. NJDSAF is not an industry group. Our foresters work for a wide variety of employers, including state forestry and wildlife agencies; state and county park systems; urban and community forestry; research and academia; nonprofit conservation organizations including land trusts and wildlife-focused organizations; and consulting foresters, who work with large forest landowners, farmers, corporations, hunting clubs, and family forest landowners. Our members choose SAF as their professional society because they care deeply about the perpetuation of a healthy forest ecosystem in New Jersey. For more than a year, we have been exceedingly concerned regarding the rhetoric surrounding the proposed Forest Stewardship Plan for Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Baltimore oriole feeding at wildlife management area at SMWMA. We supported -- and continue [...]