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. Listen in with Ryan Trapani, John MacNaught, and other guest speakers, while they discuss trees, logging, wood, maple syrup, nuts and berries and the pressing issues central to our forests.



What’s New?

Who’s Hunted Here Before?

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Stole some time for a couple hours Saturday evening & sat against an old stone wall waiting for a deer to show itself. Well, none showed up, but no matter. Waiting gave me some time
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One Pre-Occupied Bear

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Got a chance to take the gun for a walk on Opening Day of Gun Season. Saw a couple of deer. More notably, I watched a medium-sized black bear dig under leaves for food for
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Still in-Leaf

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Apple trees are tough. Many trees have long turned color & dropped their leaves to the ground; not apple. Some apples still have green leaves & haven’t given up on taking in some sunshine just
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A Forest Rendezvous

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Two nights ago I got to experience quite a remote and “foresty” rendezvous just after nightfall. Just after dark & sitting 25 feet or so in a red maple I heard the soft crunches of
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Where’s the Fat?

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week I got my first doe of the hunting season (it’s currently archery season). The doe was healthy looking & average-sized for the area I hunt. Each year I take notice of the fat
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Move Over Sugar Maple & Say Hello to Sassafras!

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Fall foliage this season was one of the best in years. As you might have guessed, red & sugar maple were awesome, showing off their blazing red and golden colors. However, oak trees were no
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