Established: 14 June 1948 through a 1650 acre transfer from the New York Department
of Conservation (NYSDEC) in exchange for the College's Salamanca Forest in Cattaraugus
SVEND O. HEIBERG MEMORIAL FOREST
Current Area: 3900 acres in Cortland and Onondaga Counties; Towns of Truxton, Preble,
Fabius, and Tully.
Purpose: To provide a field laboratory setting within which students, faculty,
and staff of SUNY-ESF can conduct educational, reasearch and demonstration
activities as chartered under the State Education Law.
- Classrooms- Four with capacities of 30 to 100.
- Research Structures- 9
- Support Structures- 11
- Road System- 18.9 miles
- Trail System-12.6 miles
- Allegheny Hardwoods-1395 acres
- Conifer Plantations- 1640 acres
- Open and Brushy Areas- 590 acres
- Miscellaneous- 245 acres
- Water- 30 acres
Genetic election and improvement
Christmas tree production
- Ruffed grouse habitat management
- Beaver population dynamics
- Pond fishery dynamics
- Watershed Management
94 species of birds reside or visit annually
32 species of mammals have been ID'd
6 species of fish are in the forest
- The forest sustains an estimated 19.5 cubic million feet of wood
with an estimated value of six million dollars.
- This forest is actively managed for the perpetual production of
quality forest products.
Public Sercive and Demonstration-
Revised June 1994
- self-guided nature trail
- permit fishing program
- cross-county skiing program
- birding and hiking
- maple syrup production
- Christams Tree Production
- hunting in season