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New York Forest Owners Meet at SUNY-ESF


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Forest landowners from every part of New York will gather in Syracuse March 17 to discuss issues such as timber theft and the economic impact of forest recreation.

More than 70 people are expected to attend the annual spring meeting of the New York Forest Owners Association at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Most of the association's 2,000 members are private citizens, although the membership also includes some consulting foresters, representatives of the wood-using industry and individuals with an interest in natural resources and environmental issues.

State Sen. Nancy Larraine Hoffmann (R, Fabius) is scheduled to speak to the landowners about possible developments in legislation aimed at controlling timber theft.