Forestry Resources

Forest Woodlot

Question – did you know that Warren County is the third most forested county in New York state with 80% of the land classified as forest?  And did you also know that the District offers technical assistance for forestry and forest related questions and concerns?

We feel it is important that landowners have the ability to easily understand that they are in control of their forestland and can manage it with their priorities and goals.  There are federal and state programs that provide monetary assistance to landowners and we can discuss those with you, if your interest falls in line with their program goals and requirements.  However for much of what landowners want to do, one does not normally need any assistance only technical resources that can help guide the way.

Some common management goals often cited are wildlife habitat enhancement, timber stand management for harvesting, an increase in the diversity of habitats and recreational pursuits from hiking to hunting.  However, there are many others that may be important to you.

If you would like a site visit by one of our staff or have questions or concerns about your forest land, please feel free to contact us and we would be glad to set up a site visit and/or answer questions that you may have.

Resource Links
Audubon – Managing Forests for Birds
Audubon – Wildlife and Forestry in NY Northern Hardwoods
Backyard Sugaring
CCE Urban Trees
Crop Tree Management
Estimating Volume of Firewood
Forest Connect – Controlling Invasive Species
Forest Connect – Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
Forest Connect – Forest Gardening
Forest Connect – How to Choose Firewood Trees
Forest Connect – The Stewardship Ethic
Forest Connect – Tree and Forest Health
Forest Owner Woodland Contract
How to Use a Clinometer
How to Use a Clinometer 2
Impacts of White-Tailed Deer
NYS Prohibited and Restricted Invasive Animals
NYS Prohibited and Restricted Invasive Plants
NYSDEC State Champion Trees
Penn State Extension – Controlling Understory Fern
Relationship Between Degrees
Sample Hunting Lease Agreement
Clearcutting as a Silvicultural Practice
Warren County Tree Challenge
NRCS Forestry Clipboard Table
NRCS NY Forest Report 2012
NRCS Conservation Plantings on Critical Areas for the Northeast

Woodlot Ownership 101 Workshop Resources: 
An Urban Landowner
Cornell – ForestConnect Connecting Woodland Owners with Knowledge
Mass DCR -Caring For Your Woods, Setting Goals
New York Forest Owners Association About Us
NRCS – Getting Assistance
NRCS – Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers
NRCS 2023 Environmental Quality Incentives Program Payment schedule
NRCS Forester list for Warren Co
NRCS Forester list for Washington Co
NRCS Web Soil Survey – Home
NYSDEC 480a informational pamphlet
NYSDEC 480a Webpage Information
NYSDEC 2023 Cooperating Forester List
NYSDEC 2023 Regenerate Program
Wisconsin Landowners Manual
Capital Region PRISM Best Management Guidelines and High Priority Invasive Species Lists
Clean Equipment Protocol
Cornell Jumping Worms
DEC – Spongy Moth
DEC Beech Leaf Flyer
DEC Don’t Move Firewood
DEC Forest Health Visual Surveys 2021
DEC Oak Wilt Fact Sheet
DEC Southern Pine Beetle – What To Look For
DEC Southern Pine Beetle Fact Sheet
DEC’s Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Trifold
DEC’s Protect Your Oaks Information Card
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Fact Sheet
Japanese Stilt Grass
Keep Forests Healthy
New York State Integrated Pest Management – Spotted Lanternfly
US Forest Service – Emerald Ash Borer
US Forest Service – Spongy Moth
CRP_2023 Aquatic High Priority Invasive Species List
CRP_2023 Forest Pest High Priority Invasive Species List
CRP_2023 High Priority Agricultural Invasive Species List
CRP_2023 Terrestrial High Priority Invasive Species List
Landowner Goals and Site Constraints_2023