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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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 [...]

18thSep, 2018

Registration for 2nd Annual Charles Newlon Forestry Forum is now open

September 18th, 2018|Categories: General News, Headlines|

Registration has just opened for the 2nd annual Charles Newlon Forestry Forum.  The featured speaker is Dr. Bronson Griscom, Director, Forest Carbon Science, The Nature Conservancy.  The title of his talk is “Natural Climate Solutions: How Northeastern Forests Can Help Solve the Climate Problem.”  We look forward to this excellent dinner talk to be held at Duke Farms (The Coach Barn), in Hillsborough, NJ on Wednesday October 3 at 7pm. For more information on the event, click here. To purchase a ticket, click here.

30thMar, 2018

Can Drones Change the Way Farmland Assessment Paperwork is Filed?

March 30th, 2018|Categories: General News, Headlines|

by Andrew Bennett, Science & Technology committee chair photo courtesy Domtar Corporation “I’ll never get a cell phone.”  I remember when I confidently uttered those words to so many of my friends back in my college days, but sometime before I graduated in 2003 I was the proud owner of a flip phone.  Fifteen years later, it is hard to exist in this world without some sort of cell phone…and you are in the minority if you’re running a business without a "smart" phone.  As the saying goes…my how times change.  I don’t care how old you are, change is never something we necessarily look forward to embracing; however, technology seems to be one of those things that we have to either get on the "train of change"…or we will be left at the station (perhaps get run over). It would seem that it often takes time for technology to trickle [...]

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 [...]

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