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Faculty Profile
James Savage

James  Savage


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232 Ranger School



NYS Licensed Guide, since 2009

Wilderness First Aid, since 2023

Game of Logging, Level 1

Certified Forester (CF) 1995-2021

NAI Certified Interpretive Guide, 2008-2018


Highest Education

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

Areas of Study

Forestry and Forest Technology

Trail design and construction

Interpretive Techniques

Adirondack History and Cultural Ecology

Current Course Responsibilities

FTC 200 Dendrology
FTC 212 Adirondack Cultural Ecology
FTC 213 Forest Inventory Practicum

FTC 214 Leadership & Organizational Performance
FTC 219 Introduction to Forest Recreation
FTC 236 Environmental Interpretation Principles & Techniques

Professional and Community Service

President, Adirondack Hamlets to Huts Board of Directors, since 2022

Founding Member (since 2002) and Immediate Past Chair, Five Ponds Partners, a sub-committee of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation

Member, Society of American Foresters, since 1988

Fellow, Society of American Foresters, since 2023

Member, ESF Forest Properties Advisory Committee, since 2019


Sample Publications and Presentations

Savage, J.M., and S. Morrissey. 2023. Cranberry Lake 50 Pocket Guide, 2nd Ed. Wildcliff Press, Piercefield, NY. 130pp.

Savage, J., and S. Oliveras-Rivera, N. Morey. 2019. Cranberry Lake 50 Hiker’s Map. Five Ponds Partners, Wanakena, NY.

Savage, J. 2015. Dubuar Memorial Forest, New York, United States of America. In: J. P. Siry, P. Bettinger, K. Merry, D. Grebner, K. Boston, C. Cieszewski, editors. Forest Plans of North America. Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp.79-86.

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., 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 Unpublished.

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