ESFPA's Has FOUR Active Advocacy Campaigns for Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan  - Participate Today!

May 22, 2022 - Are you tired of regulations and laws that completely disregard good sense, facts and science when it comes to forestry? WE ARE TOO. The only way to make a change is to become involved. We are making it EASY. We have an active campaign going to deal with aspects of the Climate Action Council's draft Scoping Plan. We have done the leg work. We have the letter, the information, automatically sent to YOUR legislators, the Governor AND NYSERDA. All you need to do is lend your name! No one is going to do this for us. WE need to do it! And, we can! Join the Campaign!   We have letters on Land Use, Ag & Forestry, Buildings and Industry.   We have several more being planned over the next three weeks!



ESFPA Legislative Priorities

Each legislative session, ESFPA leaders gather to determine what issues and goals will drive efforts by the Association.  Additionally, members of the organization provide feedback to legislators and staff on developing legislation which will impact the forest products industry in New York.  A short list can be found here.  

Who Are We?

Today the Association enjoys a diverse and growing membership. Membership stands at over 400 businesses and individuals and is growing. Members include forest landowners, timber harvesters, furniture companies, lumber manufacturers, pulp and paper companies, and other wood product manufacturers from across New York state. Members own and manage 1.2 million acres of New York forests and employ over one-third of the 65,000 individuals employed in the forest products industry in New York state

Support the Forest Products Industry

The Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA), a nonprofit organization for businesses and individuals, 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.

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Empire State Forest Products Association

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.

For a glimpse of who we are and what we do, watch our short video, Love Your Forest. The story of New York's Forests.

Did you ever wonder what happens to a tree in a sustainably managed forest?  Watch this video on the Forest Supply Chain to find out!