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The Good Stewards Coalition

The Good Stewards Coalition

Environmentalists and policymakers consistently rank the proper conservation and care of forests as a top issue, and for good reason.

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Serving Society - Protecting Nature

Serving Society - Protecting Nature

It’s not an either/or choice. SAF foresters serve society and protect nature every day.

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Society of American Foresters Code of Ethics

Society of American Foresters Code of Ethics

All members of the Society of American Foresters are governed by its Code of Ethics.

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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.

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14thDec, 2017

Keep an Eye on Your Oaks!

December 14th, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

Bacterial leaf scorch affecting red oak. (photo by Pam Zipse) by Pam Zipse (Rutgers Urban Forestry Program) and Rosa Yoo (DEP State Forestry Service) This article originally appeared in the NJ Woodland Stewards Program online newsletter, and was reprinted with permission. There are several serious diseases that can attack our oak trees in New Jersey. Two that are of increasing concern are bacterial leaf scorch and oak wilt. This article is intended to help increase your awareness of these two diseases of oaks, explain the differences and similarities between the two, and provide some direction if you suspect the oaks on your property may be affected. Oak wilt. (photo by Rosa Yoo) Bacterial leaf scorch (BLS) of oak has been present in NJ for many years. It mainly affects the red oak group (red oak, pin oak, black oak, scarlet oak, etc.), however trees in the white [...]

13thDec, 2017

Newlon Forum: A Consulting Forester’s Perspective

December 13th, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

The view from Point Mountain overlooking the Musconetcong River valley. (photo by Steve Kallesser) by Doug Tavella, Appalachian Forestry Service It had been my privilege to hear Dr. Franklin speak in person at a Forest Guild-sponsored field tour in the Pinelands in 2013, and what I saw in the field and heard Dr. Franklin say rang true.  I have attempted to apply these principles to my work since that time. At the onset of Dr. Franklin’s talk at the recent Charles Newlon Forestry Forum, I was delighted to hear him affirm Dr. Aldo Leopold as the father of modern forest ecosystem management.  We foresters look to Leopold and his writings to help guide our critical thinking when applying management practices on the ground.  It was a great start! Dr. Franklin went on to describe the traditional forest management paradigm in America and the effect of globalization on current [...]

13thDec, 2017

Forest Steward Wins Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for Restoring Quail

December 13th, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

(from l to r) DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, forester Bob Williams, Stefanie Haines of PICC, John Parke from NJ Audubon, and David Zimmer of the NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust (photo courtesy NJ Audubon) story adapted from DEP news release On December 11, the Christie Administration honored a diverse group of environmental stewards for their leadership and efforts to improve their communities through green practices designed to protect the environment.  The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards are the state’s premier environmental awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects in the state. Including today’s event, the GEEA program has recognized 170 winners since 2000.  The Pine Island Cranberry Company, managed by forester Bob Williams at Pine Creek Forestry, LLC, received the award for the Healthy Ecosystems category. The Pine Island Cranberry Company (PICC) in Chatsworth, Burlington County, has had a DEP-approved Forest Stewardship Plan in place since 2001. This [...]

27thNov, 2017

Synopsis, video from 1st annual Charles Newlon Forestry Forum published

November 27th, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

To watch the video from the event, continue reading. (Video taken by Paw Media, LLC) by Steve Kallesser, Division chair For all those unable to attend the 1st annual Charles Newlon Forestry Forum and hear Dr. Jerry Franklin speak, we have published the video from the event onto YouTube.  We have also published a synopsis and other information from this excellent program.  It all can be viewed by clicking here: http://njforests.org/newlon-forum-2017/

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