Master Forest Owner

Seneca County Master Forest Owner (MFO) Workshop and Woods Walk 2019

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Seneca County Master Forest Owner (MFO) Workshop and Woods Walk 2019

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

REGISTRATION: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/masterforestowner_245. (Deadline to register is Thursday, June 6th)

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Time:  Workshop is from 10am to 11:30am, followed by lunch that is provided. Following is the woods walk from 12:30pm to 2pm.

Cost: $5.00 per person which includes lunch.

Location: Workshop will take place at the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) officeand the woods walk will be on private land approximately 15 minutes from CCE.Carpooling will be available.

Attendees are asked to dress for the weather and wear boots or shoes suitable for walking on woodland trails. Participants are encouraged to bring note taking supplies and a water bottle.

What is the Master Forest Owner (MFO) Program?

The Master Forest Owner program provides private woodland owners of New York State with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forest holdings wisely. Over 140 experienced and highly motivated volunteer MFOs are available statewide, ready to assist neighbor woodland owners with the information needed to start managing their woodlands, through free site visits to landowner’s properties.

Join us for a comprehensive overview of the Master Forest Owner (MFO) Program:

  • NWNY Regional Director of the MFO Program, Laura Bailey, will discuss the MFO program and how to join the team. 
  • Seneca County CCE Agriculture Extension Educator, Judy Wright, will provide a presentation focused on tick habitat, their biology and control.
  • Invasive Species Educator, Brittany Lagaly from Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasives Species Management (FL-PRISM) will discuss the impacts of invasive species on the native forest ecosystem. 
  • Local MFO volunteer, David Morabito, Jr. will guide the woods walk and lead us through the experience of meeting with a MFO volunteer.

Locations:

  1. Seneca County CCEMain Street Shop Centre, Suite #308, Waterloo, NY 13165 (If using GPS: 21 East Main Street, Waterloo, NY 13165)
  2. Woodlot - address will be provided when paid registration is received.

For additional information or if you can’t access the internet, contact Patti Paine at pap11@cornell.edu or call (315) 539-9251.

AGENDA

9:30 am Registration opens
10am Laura Bailey – NWNY Regional Director of the MFO Program will discuss the MFO program and how to join the team.
10:30am Brittany Lagaly – Invasive Species Educator from Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasives Species Management (FL-PRISM) will discuss the impacts of invasive species on the native forest ecosystem.
11am Judy Wright – Seneca County CCE Agriculture Extension Educator will provide a presentation focused on tick habitat, their biology and control.
11:30am Lunch and travel
12:30pm David Morabito, Jr.– local MFO volunteer, will guide the woods walk and lead us through the experience of meeting with a MFO volunteer.
1:30/2pm End



Location

Seneca County CCE Offices
308 Main Street Shop Centre
Waterloo, New York 13165