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2009 Program Year 165 volunteers throughout New York State www.cornellmfo.info. 2008 Program - Year Sponsors: USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry Renewable Resources Extension Act Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation, Inc. NY Forest Owners Association NYS DEC

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2009 Program Year

165 volunteers throughout New York State

www.cornellmfo.info

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2008 Program - Year Sponsors:
  • USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry
  • Renewable Resources Extension Act
  • Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
  • NY Forest Owners Association
  • NYS DEC
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
ny mfo coverts volunteer program
NY MFO/COVERTS Volunteer Program

Goal:

To provide NY State forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to improve ownership satisfaction

methods
Methods
  • Train and support a corps of certified volunteers who work within their communities to promote forest stewardship by:
    • Conducting on-site, 1/2-day visits with neighbor forest owners
    • Collaborating with agencies and organizations in various educational events
    • Preparing articles for various media outlets
new volunteer training workshops
New Volunteer Training Workshops

Location: Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY and the Hudson River Valley

Timing: Four-day training (Wednesday evening through Sunday noon) in mid-September (Arnot) and spring (Hudson)

Format:Morning lectures, afternoon field trips, evening discussion groups/guest presentations

Content: Education skills, natural resources of NYS, tree identification, wildlife management, forest soils, sawtimber economics, boundary location, sawmill visit, agroforestry, forest ecology, silviculture

Instructors: MFO volunteers, DEC foresters/biologists, CU faculty, private consultant foresters

refresher workshops
Refresher Workshops

Northern

Eastern

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MFO Annual Report Summary(Average Documented)
  • Neighbor On-site Visits:
  • 50 volunteers responded (33% of vol’s.):
        • 150 forest owner visits; total of 9,000 acres
  • Additional Outreach:
  • 35 MFO volunteers reported:
        • 300 outreach activities; total audience of 8,000
interested
Interested ????
  • For an MFO visit contact:
    • Your county Cornell Cooperative Extension Office
    • Your regional DEC office
  • For information on becoming an MFO volunteer contact:
    • Gary Goff, Program Director
  • (607) 255-2824 or grg3@cornell.edu
  • www.cornellmfo.info