Growing Healthy Forests For Generations To Come

Located in Arkville, New York, in the Catskill Mountains, the Catskill Forest Association promotes responsible stewardship of woodland habitats and their eco-systems. Our mission is to provide services and education to landowners to create healthier forests. Together, we will protect the health and well-being of the woodlands of New York’s Catskill Mountain region.

Our offerings include: classes, chainsaw lessons & training, property evaluations, land management advice and goal setting, guided hikes, tree identification and much more!


Connecting People to the Woodlands

We host many events for members, area landowners, and the general public interested in learning more about our great natural resources, including our mountains, forests, and watersheds. Events include hikes, walks, chainsaw lessons, flora and fauna identification, & more. Please join us!




From the Forest: Weekly Broadcast

We host “From the Forest,” a weekly radio show on WIOX, our local radio station in Roxbury, NY. Our executive director Jim Waters, along with Ryan Trapani, John MacNaught, and other guest speakers, discuss trees, logging, wood, maple syrup, nuts and berries and the pressing issues central to our forests.




The latest on forests and forest management in the Catskills.

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Mushroom Walk
Mushroom Walk

Some great pictures from our Mushroom Walk on August 6 with Catskill Funghi's John Michelotti. Entertaining and informative!

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Catskill Forest Festival
Catskill Forest Festival

Our annual Catskill Forest Festival was held Saturday July 30th in Margaretville at the Pavillion. A day filled with tree felling, chainsaw carving, music and more!

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New York City Forester - Todd Baldwin
Emeral Ash Borer

New York City Forester Todd Baldwin demonstrates the devastation that Emerald Ash Borer is having on the Ashokan Reservoir forest at a CFA & NYC DEP co-hosted event.

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