About the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The Division of Lands and Forests preserves and protects forests throughout New York State on state land, private land and the urban forest. The state forestry program, led by the State Forester, includes initiatives in the follow areas: Open Space Conservation, Urban and Community Forestry, Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves, Forest Preserve Stewardship, Conservation Easements, State Forest Management, Forest Health and Protection, Forest Landowner Assistance, Forest Products Utilization and Marketing and State Land Acquisition.
For more information, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/index.html or http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4957.html.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12223
About the New York State Urban and Community Forestry Council
The NYS Urban and Community Forestry Council was organized formally in 1999, and is made up of volunteers who work to advise and assist the NYS Department of Conservation (DEC) in executing its Urban and Community Forestry policies. Since its inception, the Council has evolved into a powerful force for advocacy, education and technology transfer. The Council's major funding is supplied through the USDA Forest Service and supplemented by membership dues and independent contributions. The NYS Urban and Community Forestry program, under the direction of the Council, is a partnership of public, private and volunteer organizations and individuals that fosters comprehensive planning, management and education throughout New York to create a healthy urban and community forest and enhance quality of life. The Council and program’s key initiatives are to strengthen the structure and membership of the Council board, identify and promote the benefits of trees and to provide educational and management tools to advance urban forestry efforts across the state of New York.
NYS Urban and Community Forestry Council
P.O. Box 535Port Crane, New York 13835
For more information visit www.nysurbanforestrycouncil.com.