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Saturday, July 30th 10am-4pm
Logging, Forestry and
Arts & Crafts
and don’t forget the...
Tent of Knowledge Speakers
10:30am: “Who is Dr. Mike Kudish?”
Dr. Mike Kudish, Forest Historian
Board Member Becky Porter will interview Dr. Michael Kudish,
retired professor from Paul Smith’s College & author of
The Catskill Forest: A History among other books.
11:15 am: “NYC DEP & Forest Recreation”
– Paul Lenz, NYC DEP
Come learn about the efforts DEP is involved with to
expand recreational opportunities on water supply land.
Noon: “Young Forest Initiative”
– Michael Echtner & Selinda Brandon, NYS DEC
Mike Echtner, NYSDEC Forester & Selinda Brandon, NYSDEC
Wildlife Biologist will talk about the Young Forest Initiative
(YFI) & the planned forest management of the region’s
wildlife Management Areas.
1:00 pm: “Forest Management & Deer Management”
– Forester Chris Tcimpidis, Bevan Forestry
Chris is a private Consulting Forester throughout the Catskill Moun-tains.
He must balance both the needs of forest owners & forest mar-kets
in addition to impacts caused by the white-tailed deer on forest
1:45 pm: “Forest Pests” – John Thompson,
Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP)
John will discuss the variety of pests that threaten the Catskills
forests (i.e.) Emerald Ash Borer, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid).
2:30 pm: “CFA’s Programs”
– John MacNaught & Ryan Trapani, CFA
John MacNaught (Wildlife Specialist) & Ryan Trapani (Education
Forester) will discuss CFA’s six programs.