SALEM, N.Y. — The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) invites all landowners to a presentation on woodland management with Rich McDermott, NYS DEC forester from the Warrensburg office. Rich has worked for the DEC for 19 years. His work as a state forester includes administering recreation, timber sales, trespass, permits and many more duties on NYS forest land. In addition Rich participates in educational programs for students and teaches the silviculture and ecosystem portions of the New York logger training in our region.
A big part of Rich’s job is working directly with private landowners to develop stewardship plans, and administering the 480 and 480a tax law programs for Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties. Rich has a wealth of information and experience to answer your forestry questions.
The presentation will be on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Proudfit Hall, next to the Bancroft Library, 181 Main St. in Salem NY. The program will cover forest management plans, 480a tax law program, boundary posting, timber trespass, consulting foresters, selling timber, DEC programs and EQIP cost share programs available for landowners, plus your questions. The program is free and all are welcome. To help us plan adequate seating, please register for this free program at the ASA website www.agstewardship.org or by calling the ASA office at 518-692-7285.
Partial funding for the program provided by the Robert H. Wentorf Foundation.
ASA was founded 27 years ago as a non-profit land trust focusing on farmland conservation in Washington and Rensselaer counties. Today, ASA has conserved nearly 18,000 acres on 114 farms. For more information visit www.agstewardship.org
–Agricultural Stewardship Association
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