"On the Path Through Inwood Hill Park" by Barry Solow
Image by Barry Solow

We offer resources to help you protect and manage your woodlands.

Forestry & Woodland Ownership

The Master Forester Owner Volunteer Program began in 1991 as an initiative to train woodlot owners to serve as peer-to-peer counselors who could work within their communities in support of sustainable forestry practices.  Approximately 200 volunteers are located throughout NYS. MFO Volunteers have made site visits to more than 2700 woodlot owners and participated in hundreds of additional events for public awareness. The MFO Program makes a difference and supports healthy private woodlands.

If you own woodlands and would like a consultation from one of our Master Forester Owner Volunteers, please contact us at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Monroe County. We are happy to connect you to the appropriate resources. 


Andrea Lista
Executive Director

Last updated March 2, 2020