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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.

News Headlines

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/

11thSep, 2017

Increased Demand for Forest Products Increases Forest Productivity in the US South

September 11th, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

A managed, 30-year old loblolly pine forest stand of natural origin. photo courtesy of David Stephens, bugwood.org by Andrew Bennett, Science & Technology Committee chair A recent report -- Historical Perspective on the Relationship wetween Demand and Forest Productivity in the US South -- looks into the relationship between changes in demand and supply using USDA Forest Service data and other scientific sources.  Though the study is focused on the US South, the lessons learned from the research help to highlight certain facts.  Over the last half-century, the demand for forest products has increased; removals are up more than 50 percent when comparing 2015 levels with the 1950's.  But the forest and its helpers (e.g. foresters) were more than able to meet the demand as annual timberland growth in the south is up by 112 percent in that same time frame. The author states it well when she [...]

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