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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

12thJun, 2017

Golden-Winged Warbler Habitat Management Should Consider Home Ranges

June 12th, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

by Sharon Petzinger, NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife A golden-winged warbler found to be breeding in New Jersey. photo by David Kenny A series of research articles on Golden-winged Warblers were published in the book "Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management".  The fourteen chapters in this book range from the distribution and status of the Golden-winged Warbler throughout its breeding and wintering range to research on the breeding grounds (habitat use, fledgling survival, nest site selection, hybridization) to wintering and migratory stopover habitat, and finishes with a synthesis of the new research and future directions. The chapter titled "Space and Habitat Use of Breeding Golden-winged Warblers in the Central Appalachian Mountains" analyzed breeding territories of individual male Golden-winged Warblers -- which is the area the male actively defends -- and also tracked them with radio telemetry to find and analyze their home ranges. Male Golden-winged Warblers moved >660 [...]

12thJun, 2017

Tending to the Land

June 12th, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

Congratulations to SAF forester Bob Williams for sharing a featured article with Bill Haines, Jr. in the Spring 2017 edition of Rutgers Magazine.  The two discuss cranberries, the clean water that comes from the forest that is needed for cranberries, and the proper stewardship needed to perpetuate the forest while benefiting wildlife. To read the full article, click here.

3rdMay, 2017

NJSAF Releases Fact Sheets on Clean Water, Importance of Silviculture in NJ

May 3rd, 2017|Categories: General News, Headlines|

Clean water is the most valuable commodity produced by healthy forests. Learn how foresters protect this resource. (photo by Steve Kallesser) by Steve Kallesser, CF, Division Chair As the professional society for foresters and forest conservationists in New Jersey, it is our duty to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.  Therefore, we must do our part to advance the knowledge of policymakers and the general public in regards to forests and their proper care.  Our Science & Technology Committee (Andy Bennett, chair) and our Communications Committee (Doug Tavella, chair) have worked hard to develop two fact sheets on critical subjects.  Those fact sheets contain the most accurate and recent scientific information on various subjects, and are written so that lay people can understand them. New Jersey Forests, Forestry, and Your Water explains [...]

13thApr, 2017

Burn Day at Pine Valley Golf Club

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

Attached is an excellent video showing the prescribed burn at Pine Valley Golf Club in Camden County, and a great description on why fire is important for pitch pine forests.  Prescribed burns are an important part of silviculture, and one of the most important disturbances in New Jersey's dynamic, disturbance-dependent forest ecosystems.  Thank you to Bob Williams, CF of Pine Creek Forestry, LLC for sharing this video.  Click here to view.

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