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

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.

Announcement - as of 2/2/15 -

 Forestry Awareness Day Has Been POSTPONED Due to the Weather!

We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused our participants!

The CFRO Planning Committee will re-group and send out information when a new date is set!  If you have any question, contact Muriel Church at 518-330-7684 or

In Woods Demo Day a Great Success!

Over 140 people attended the first In-Woods equipment demonstration day at SUNY Morrisville on October 20th.  CJ Logging, Link Belt Equipment, TigerCat and Propac all joined with ESFPA and NYLT to put nearly $6 million of equipment in active demonstration, along with updates on tier 4 engines.  We expect to build upon this for future educational days.  So, if you missed it...don't worry!  You'll have your chance in the future.  

Wood Supply in New York State:  Fact and Fiction

To learn the facts about the firewood supply in New York State, click HERE for a fact sheet. 

2014 NYLT Fall Workshop List is Available!

Please visit to get a full list of our upcoming workshops!

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

We still have some Regional Meetings taking place!  ESFPA members can enjoy  good food and company and speak 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!

September 30th - the Log Jam Restaurant, Queensbury, NY
October 2nd - Bass' Hancock House, Hancock, NY


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


 Hardwood Federation FLY IN Video

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

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.

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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