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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9thMay, 2019

Registration for Tree Farm Day 2019 Now Open

May 9th, 2019|Categories: General News, Headlines|

The NJ Tree Farm Committee asked for the following to be shared: Friday June 7th is New Jersey Tree Farm Day, to be held in Vineland, NJ.  Register here: https://njtreefarmprogram.eventbrite.com/ Date: Friday June 7th, 2019 (Rain or Shine) Time: 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. (Registration & breakfast - 8:30-9:15 AM) - PLEASE TRY TO BE PROMPT Place: Tree Farm of Landis Sewage Authority, 1776 South Mill Road, Vineland, NJ 08360 Cost: $35.00 for one and $25.00 each additional person (kids under 18 free) - Healthy continental breakfast and lunch included. Registration Deadline: Friday May 31st, 2019.   If you have any questions please contact Dennis Galway, Chair @ 908-696-9133

9thJan, 2019

Registration now open for 2019 annual training

January 9th, 2019|Categories: General News, Headlines|

NJDSAF's annual training will be held on Thursday February 7, 2019 at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, NJ.  An agenda and mail-in registration can be found here: https://njforests.org/2019-annual-training/  Online registration can be found here: http://njforests.eventbrite.com The Division's program committee did an excellent job to put together a compelling agenda full of engaging speakers on three of the most important topics facing foresters today.  We have speakers from both the NJ Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension speaking on spotted lanternfly and what it means for urban and rural forests.  Representatives from the DEP Forest Service will be speaking and taking questions regarding lessons learned from the first year of the NJ Forest Stewardship Program.  Lastly, various speakers will be talking about adaptive forest management given multiple objectives and a changing climate. February 7 is just around the corner.  Register today!  But, definitely register before February 1 to avoid the late [...]

15thNov, 2018

SAF: Sustaining Forests and Leaders for the Future

November 15th, 2018|Categories: General News, Headlines|

story and photo by Steve Kallesser, Immediate Past-Chair, NJ Division, Allegheny SAF Forestry professionals from Maine to West Virginia gathered last week to take their love of forests and the natural world and apply that to leadership in their area.  Twenty-five members of the Society of American Foresters within New England, New York, and the Allegheny area were selected by their peers to be part of the 1st annual Northeast/Mid-Atlantic SAF Leadership Academy.  They learned about aspects of leadership (including methods of working with, listening, and communicating with others), applying leadership within the Society of American Foresters, and collaborative methods to apply leadership as part of their employment. The Society of American Foresters challenges landowners, decision makers, and society at large to make choices about our forests based on professional knowledge, leading-edge thinking, and a century of practical experience.   We seek viable pathways forward, balancing diverse demands on our natural resources.  And we [...]

6thNov, 2018

Beneficial Forestry Practices for Bats Guide Released

November 6th, 2018|Categories: General News, Headlines|

The following is courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service: "Forest managers and wildlife biologists desiring to improve or maintain forest habitat for bat species affected by white-nose syndrome now have a new reference tool to inform their management decisions: Beneficial Forest Management Practices for WNS-affected Bats: Voluntary Guidance for Land Managers and Woodland Owners in the Eastern United States (see link below). This guidance document was written by the White-Nose Syndrome Response Team’s Conservation and Recovery Working Group and summarizes research on bat and forest management over the past decade. Andy King, a fish and wildlife biologist with the Service’s Indiana Ecological Services Field Office and one of the co-editors of the document, said the need for such guidance was originally raised during a breakout session at the 2013 National WNS Workshop that he and Cathy Johnson, a wildlife biologist with the US Forest Service on the Monongahela [...]

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