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

Regional Meetings Have Begun!  Sign up for the location nearest you!

On August 6th, the first, in a series of six, regional meetings was held in Paul Smiths.  ESFPA members enjoyed  good food and company and spoke one on one with ESFPA President Eric Carlson and ESFPA Board Members about issues directly related to their company, region and industry.  We encourage ALL members to take this opportunity to attend the dinner in your area.   All dinners are $25 per person and begin at 5:30 pm.  Members and Perspective Members are welcome!

The rest of the meetings are as follows:

August 15th - Boondocks Restaurant, Lyons Falls, NY
 
August 28th - The Elm Street Inn, McLean, NY
 
September 4th - Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, NY
 
September 30th - the Log Jam Restaurant, Queensbury, NY
 
Mid-October - Catskill Area TBD

 

RSVPs are requested for all meetings.  Please contact Muriel Church at (518) 463-1297 or mchurch@esfpa.org.

Workshops Announced that Qualify for NYLT CE Credit and SAF Credit

NYSAF is offering workshops in the Adirondack / North Country area.  

August 19, 2014: White Pine Ecology Workshop, 8am - 4pm, ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb NY. Cost is $30 and includes lunch. View the Workshop Pamphlet for more information. Registration deadline is August 1, approved for 5.5 Category 1 CFE credits.

 

September 11, 2014:Natural Resource Management Workshop at Fort Drum and Tour of ReEnergy Black River Facility, 9am - 4pm. Bring your lunch and be prepared to spend the day outside. To sign up for workshop contact Kevin Virkler. Registration deadline is September 5th. Approved for 5.0 Category 1 CFE Credits.

 

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 Hardwood Federation FLY IN Video

Check out the video below from the Hardwood Federation's "Fly In"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1yPZfXqohB8

New Report Released -

Economic Importance of Forest Based Economy in New York

The Economic Importance of New York's Forest-Based Economy 2013, a report put out by the North East State Foresters Association is now available.  Please click here for your copy.

Empire Envoy - October

    To view the latest ESFPA Empire Enovy, please click here.

New Book Available for Children:  Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down Book?

While giving presentations about trees, the author, a USDA Forest Service employee, noticed that students had the knowledge of the benefits and products that trees provide. On the other hand, the author was surprised when students blurted out that you can never cut a tree down. To bridge this gap in knowledge and understanding, he wrote this book. 

For a link to the book, click Here

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