Master Forest Owner Volunteer Program Training
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday, September 24 – Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
Van Etten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County)
Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good
forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is
entering its 23rd year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who
complete the 4?day workshop will join the corps of 199 certified volunteers across the state.
Sept. 24 – 27, 2014 at Cornell University's Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca
in Schuyler Co.)
Applications due by Aug. 29, 2014
The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including; tree identification,
finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques,
and a visit to a nearby sawmill.
The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and
encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not
perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest
owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on
their training and personal experience.
Fee: $125 fee that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4?day training. Volunteers can commute daily, or free accommodations are available.
Registration and Information and an application are available at: www.cornellmfo.info or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to: Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607?255?2115, FAX: 607?255?0349, E?mail: email@example.com
New York Forest Owners Association, NYS?DEC Lands & Forests, The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation, USDA?NIFA Renewable Resources
Extension Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension.