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Master Forest Owner program

Master Forester

Assessing forest issues

Master Forest Owner

The Master Forest Owner program provides private woodland owners of New York State with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forest holdings wisely.

The term “Master” Forest Owner implies education as in “School-Master”. The training volunteers receive complements their experience as forest owners.

Over 140 experienced and highly motivated volunteer MFOs are available statewide, ready to assist neighbor woodland owners with the information needed to start managing their woodlands, through free site visits to landowners properties. All MFOs are graduates of a 4-day training program, where they learn about sawtimber and wildlife management, woodland economics, and ecology. The MFOs continue to receive information updates, attend refresher classes and maintain contact with natural resource managers from private, public, and academic organizations.


Kitty O'Neil
Team Leader, Regional Field Crops & Soils Specialist
(315) 379-9192 Mobile: (315) 854-1218

Last updated January 19, 2017