Resources for

Southern New England Forests

for Wildlife, for People, and for Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

As Foresters in Southern New England

We take our responsibility for the stewardship of the woods seriously.

Forest Stewardship:

  • Provides diverse habitats for wildlife and native vegetation,

  • Promotes clean air and water,

  • Provides recreational opportunities for mental and physical human health,

  • Provides forage and game opportunities,

  • Supports our economy and provides responsibly sourced wood products, and

  • Promotes a resilient forest landscape in the face of climate change.

This website is intended to help natural resource professionals, policy makers, and the general public understand wo we are, the value of the above goals, and how we work towards their achievement. 

As such, we are collecting and sharing information within this web-based toolbox. We hope you find it to be a helpful resource, one which fosters engagement between you and your forestry community. 

Please explore this site and contact us with your thoughts, questions, and ideas. Our contact information is at the bottom of the page, or you can reach us on social media. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Pine management (pine seed tree harvest) emulates disturbance
Connecticut hardwood forest in fall (N. Piche).jpg

What's Going On?

Explore the complexities of forest carbon

Tom Worthley, Extension Forester in CT, will be hosting a journal-club-style meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Learn about forestry for carbon and earn CEUs if you are a licensed forester. 

What does a harvest look like in action? In five years?

A management plan that involves timber harvesting always has the future of the forest in mind. Timber harvests can improve the future plant communities, wildlife habitat, or other forest conditions. Check out these photo journals of different management operations over time.

Connecticut is the top producer of this yellow-flowered, widely used, skin care ingredient.

Learn about its history, use, and how it's harvested from naturally growing clumps in CT forests!

Check it out in this CT Magazine article.

Wood Panel

Calendar of Events:

April 27th, 2021, 4-5 pm (EDT) Webinar


April 28th, 2021, 2 pm (EDT)

  • Webinar from SAF: Small Area Estimates of Growing Stock and Stock Change

  • This webinar covers improved techniques for volume estimates, from southeastern states, more precise than the standard National Forest Inventory procedures.

  • intended primarily for foresters and natural resource professionals

  • For more information and to register, see the SAF Webinar Page

April 29th, 2021, 4-5 pm (EDT) Webinar


May 4th, 2021, 4-5 pm (EDT) Webinar 

To contact 

the Yankee Division of the  Society of American Foresters:

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