Since 1906, Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA) has been the forest products industry's source for information and public affairs in New York State.  ESFPA is a non-profit organization for businesses and individuals and is dedicated to improving the business climate for the forest products industry while promoting management of New York's Forests to meet the resource needs of today and for future generations.

"We are grateful to have ESFPA as our voice in Albany and across the state, your efforts have made made positive impacts for New Yorks forest products industry." - Sean Gallivan, GreenRenewable, Inc.,Berlin NY



Latest News

ESFPA Reacts To FY 2015-2016 State Budget

For complete press release, click HERE.

ESFPA Search for a New Executive Director is ON....

Last month, Eric Carlson, our President and CEO, shared with the Executive Committee that he is planning to retire sometime later this year.  

The Association has seen great strides and improvements under Eric’s direction.  Eric’s leadership and experience has guided our Association for the last five years and made ESFPA as strong as it has ever been both financially and in membership.  We will miss Eric and his guidance, but wish him the best in his new endeavors.

Any interested candidate can send in a letter and resumé to Executive Search via ESFPA at 47 Van Alstyne Drive, Rensselaer, NY  12144 or through email to 

For a full job description and application information, please follow this link.

Forestry Awareness Day 2015

Well...we were derailed by the snow...but we are all set to go again....March 23, 2015 is our NEW DATE!!!  We STILL need your voice in Albany! Register Today!!!


The Council of Forest Resource Organizations is in the process of re-scheduling visits with legislators from across the State to help promote our 2015 Issues:  Forest Tax, Forest Health, Urban Forestry and Biomass Energy.  Don't miss this opportunity to get to know your local legislator and tell them how they can help the forestry community in NYS!  


For more information, contact Muriel Church at (518) 463-1297 or  To register, follow this link: Register for FAD

Spring 2015 NYLT Workshop Schedule Available.....Registration Open!!

   The Spring 2015 New York Logger Training, Inc. Schedule of Workshops is now available.  Registration is open for all classes.  To view the schedule please click HERE.

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