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Ginseng Woods Walk

Rider Hollow Trail Head Rider Hollow Trail Head, Arkville

CFA’s Ryan Trapani–Director of Forest Services—will be leading a woods walk to help participants identify one of our mountain’s most famous plants: American ginseng. Indicator plants, forest type, slope, topography, and overall habitat requirements of American ginseng will be shown while out in the field. We will also discuss how


Portable Sawmill Demonstration

541 Cemetery Road, Margaretville, NY 541 Cemetery Road, Margaretville

Have you ever wanted to learn how a round log becomes dimensional square lumber? For the novice or more advanced, CFA staff will be demonstrating our portable sawmill and answering any questions you might have on the process of making lumber. We will begin with discussing the log itself, making


Tree Planting Demonstration

Fleischmann's Village Park Wagner Ave, Fleischmanns

Join ISA Certified Arborist Zane Lawyer for a Tree Planting Demonstration. Zane will give a short lecture on sourcing trees, what to look for in quality nursery stock, and simple site preparation. He will then demonstrate the best practices according to the ANSI Standards for tree planting and installation. This


Game Of Logging Level II

1113 Dry Brook Road 1113 Dry Brook Road, Roscoe, NY

The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands-on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation, and cutting techniques. This is a


Mushroom Woods Walk

Rochester Hollow Trailhead Rochester Hollow Trailhead, Big Indian, NY

The saying goes “There are old mushroom hunters and there are Bold mushroom hunters, but there are no Old and Bold mushroom hunters.” Don’t be a bold mushroom hunter. Join us at the Rochester Hollow Trailhead at 10 AM – Noon to learn about mushroom identification, best practices, and learn


Mushroom Log Inoculation

Catskill Fungi 1 Hatchery Hollow Rd, Big Indian, New York

This outdoor workshop will cover the life cycle, ecological functions of Fungi as well as outdoor cultivation of fungi. We will drill holes in logs, fill them with mushroom spawn, and seal them with wax. You will learn what types of wood are viable sources for the mushroom spawn, how


Wreath Making Workshop

133 Orchard Street 133 Orchard Street, Margaretville, NY

Come and join Mike Porter where you will be shown the “art” of wreath-making and build and decorate one for your home. Made of fresh-cut greens of pine and hopefully fir, these wreaths will remain fresh and viable for up to 2 months on your door. We will be outdoors,Continue Reading


Deer Processing Demonstration

85 Tom Hoag Road 85 Tom Hoag Road, Delhi, NY

So, you’ve gotten a deer during hunting season. Good job; Now what? Sending a deer away to be processed may cost you $100 or more. Why not learn how to do it yourself? We’ll teach you how to process a deer from start to finish and provide tips and tricksContinue Reading


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