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.
Learn how to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, monitor your Ash trees, detect and report possible EAB in your trees, and more, with resources we've compiled on this site.
Learn how to better utilize the natural resources in your local forests and community with our agroforestry page
Find resources to help you choose a chainsaw that's right for you, and guidelines for using it safely and effectively, here on our Chainsaw Safety page.
Last updated March 2, 2020