James M. SavageJames Savage

257 Ranger School Road
P.O. Box 48
Wanakena, NY 13695

Phone: (315) 848-2566 Extension: #109


Certified Forester (CF) since 1995 
NAI Certified Interpretive Guide, since 2008;
NYS Licensed Guide, since 2009

Highest Education

M.S., SUNY-ESF (Silviculture), 1990.

Areas of Study

Forestry and Forest Technology

Current Course Responsibilities

FTC 204 Introduction to Natural Resources Measurements
FTC 209 Adirondack Cultural Ecology
FTC 213 Forest Inventory Practicum
FTC 219 Introduction to Forest Recreation
FTC 238 Forest Insects and Disease
FTC 236 Interpretive Techniques in Forest Recreation

Professional and Community Service

Member, Legislation and Forest Policy Committee, New York Society of American Foresters
Member, Professional Recognition Committee, New York Society of American Foresters
Chair, New York Society of American Foresters, 2007-2009
Member, New York Forest Owners Association
Board Member, Adirondack Curriculum Project
Chair, Five Ponds Partners, a sub-committee of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation
Member, Raquette River Blueway Corridor Committee (Stewardship, Access and Education sub-committee)

Sample Publications and Presentations

Savage, J. and E. Brantley. 2011. Celebrating the History and Future of Forest Technology Education in the United States. A 20-minute PowerPoint presentation given at the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, 11/4/11.

Savage, Jamie, Karen Davidson, and Leslie Karasin, eds. 2009. Cranberry Lake 50: A 50-Mile Loop Trail (Trail Map and Guide). Five Ponds Partners, Wanakena, NY.

Savage, J. 2008. Have kids, will recreate. Adirondac. 72(4):21-23.

Savage, J., and B. Breitmeyer, M. Gooden, A. Drew, C. Dawson. 2007. A Strategic Forest Management Plan for the James F. Dubuar Memorial Forest. SUNY-ESF, Wanakena, NY. Unpublished.

Savage, J. 2004. Which Land is Your Land, Which Land is My Land? The Classification and Use of Public Recreation Lands in the US. A 1-hour public lecture given 8/26/04, Wanakena, NY.

Savage, J. 2002. The development of a program assessment system at the SUNY-ESF Ranger School: the process, early results, and anticipated benefits. P. 72-78, In: Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC, 15-17 March 2002.

Will, C., and J. Savage. 2002. Forest Stewardship Plan for Bobby Crockett. Laurel County, Kentucky, April. Case # La-477. 15pp.


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