Membership Benefits

Membership in the Catskill Forest Association is open to anyone interested in Promoting Forest Stewardship In The Catskills. CFA covers a six-county region in Central New York State. CFA’s membership is made up of people who own land and those who do not. We have members living in the Catskill...

On Site Visits

Click here to Download the Onsite visit Program PDF TYPICAL VISITS INCLUDE: Boundary identification Discussion of goals & objectives Tree Identification Land-use history Timber value assessment & planning Wildlife habitat assessment & planning Forest health Which trees should be cut & which should not be cut     APPLICATION FEE...

Tree Marking Program

HOW TO BEGIN? Click here to Download our Tree Marking Program PDF         On-Site Visit Make an appointment A CFA Forester will visit your woodland He will select both the area & trees to be marked by the acre Fee is $200 (includes 1-year membership)   Marking...

Forestry for Wildlife

Download the Forestry for Wildlife Brochure in PDF Format The Forestry for Wildlife program was developed by the Catskill Forest Association as a program, available to its members for the purpose of improving wildlife habitat within the Catskill Region of New York State on member’s woodland property. The program is designed to...

Woodland Use Guide

The Catskill Region is dominated by woodlands. Most towns inside this region are over 75% forested. However, beneath the forested canopy are many invisible survey lines encompassing parcels of land owned by thousands of landowners. Even though some landowners underestimate the significance of owning only 10 acres or so, the...

Trail Camera Program

Trail Camera Program – Download the Trail Camera Program Brochure in PDF Format Ever want to know what animal is using the trail in the woods? Or what animal is visiting the compost pile? Or maybe you do know and would just like to obtain pictures of these animals. The trail...

Apple Tree Grafting

Do you have an old, neglected apple tree on your property? Perhaps one on your lawn that does not taste so good? Bring it back to life with one of your favorite varieties by grafting it! The Catskill Forest Association offers grafting lessons. We will come out to your tree...

The Growing Deer Debate


October 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Margaretville Central School, 415 Main Street Margarville, NY 12455

The Growing Deer Debate: Discussing Solutions for Deer Impact on the Environment A day long conference for Natural Resource Professionals, Foresters, Farmers, Ochardists, Landscapers, Landowners and Nature Lovers to gather and discuss all available solutions to the growing impact the deer population is having on the environment in the Catskills Mountain Region and throughout the eastern United States.


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