Event Spotlight: Upcoming Programs
June’s Program – Thursday, June 13th at FREC in Jackson, NJ
Do you know what is happening in your backyard? If anything was happening, how would you know? Join us for this month’s Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes program as we discuss documenting nature. Why do we document nature? But more importantly, HOW do we document nature? We will discuss a wide variety of medium for documenting nature in your backyard. From photography and video to drones and artwork, we’ll learn of various ways you can document nature. Join us for this fun and informative presentation!
This month’s presenter is John Hooven, a NJ Woodland Steward Program participant, facilitator and vice president of the NJFA. He has been an avid amateur photographer for over 30 years. Currently, he edits and writes for the NJ Woodland Stewards Online Newsletter and also contributes articles to the NJFA newsletter. He is also contributing photos for a tree ID book. John is currently working towards his bachelor’s degree in Forest Ecosystem Science attending Camden County College but is transferring to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in August, 2019.
to Register for the June 13th Program.
This FREE series of programs takes place every SECOND Thursday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. Pre-registration is requested.
Registration for the 2019 NJ Woodland Stewards Program is now open! (Limited registration, so register today!)
The New Jersey Woodland Stewards Program is an outreach effort for those who embrace a forest stewardship ethic, who want to learn more about sustainable forest management, and are willing to share what they learn with others. Join us on Thursday, September 26th (beginning at 4:00 pm) thru Sunday, September 29th (ending at 3:15pm). Click HERE to download a brochure on the program.
Click HERE to register.
Introducing Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes NORTH Stewardship Series!
The New Jersey Forestry Association is pleased to partner with Frelinghuysen Arboretum to provide a new series of monthly 90-minute programs that will provide landowners with informative, educational and interesting topics on how they can steward their backyard woodlot.
First Program – July 18th from 7pm to 8:30pm
Attendees will learn about forestry, how it affects people and why it is important to manage a forest. John Hooven, Vice-President of the New Jersey Forestry Association, will also discuss programs that are available to help homeowners and landowners, and he will provide details on how to become a good steward of the forest.
Click HERE to Register for July’s “Backyard Forestry NORTH” Program.
August 15th from 7pm to 8:30pm
“Learning from the Past – the historic significance of forest management in New Jersey and how it affects New Jersey’s landscape today”
Learn about the history of the forests of New Jersey including the historical influence of human activity on New Jersey’s forests, the historical importance of this point in time for the forest resource and yourrole as stewards of the land. Find out about present-day forest use, problems and issues, including Emerald Ash Borer and the Spotted Lanternfly.
Click HERE to Register for August’s “Backyard Forestry NORTH” Program.
September 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm
What is forest management and why is it needed?
Find out why we need to be actively managing our forests and how this important work helps to create wildlife habitat, fresh air, clean water, healthy soil and more!
Click HERE to Register for September’s “Backyard Forestry NORTH” Program.