Event Spotlight: Upcoming Programs

The NJFA appreciates the support of the NJDEP Forest Service and Fire Service in making our most recent “Walk in the Woods” at Bass River State Forest a success.

Attendees visited the Allen Road Project Site, and viewed Fire Mitigation, Habitat Restoration and Atlantic White Cedar Restoration projects.


Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes

Every Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

Next Program: Thursday, June 20th | 7-8:30PM

“Farmland Assessment = Healthy Forests” at BYF90!

Click HERE to Register.

Join us for presenters Kristen Umansky, Tax Assessor – Vernon Township, Jeremy Caggiano, NJ Forest Service and Andy Bennett, Consulting Forester, who will provide a “primer” on the basics of farmland assessment for woodlands plus a discussion to highlight the values of a managed forest, including economics, societal benefits, and ecological benefits.

“Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes” (BYF) is a free educational program series sponsored by NJ Forestry Association, State Forestry Services & Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The program, now online, takes place on the THIRD Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Did you know?  You can view past BYF programs on our YouTube Channel.  Click HERE.

New Jersey Forestry Association, Inc.

A non-profit tax exempt organization under IRS 501 (c) 3

Founded in 1975, the NJFA is the only statewide organization supporting the sustainability and resiliency of NJ’s public and private forests through forestry education, and science-based forest management.  The NJFA hosts the Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes, Walk in the Woods, Tree Planting, and Woodland Stewards programs, produces member newsletters, and hosts an annual meeting.  The NJFA is the go-to resource for legislators, agencies and other non-profits seeking comments on legislation and activities affecting NJ’s forests, and works jointly with public and private conservation groups.

The NJFA is the essential advocate for woodland owners, conservationists and others interested in maintaining New Jersey’s forests. If you value New Jersey’s forests – whether or not you are a landowner – and want to support our efforts, we welcome you to join the NJFA, participate in our activities and programs or donate (or all three!).

Why join the NJFA?

Because you care about the future of NJ’s forests and:

  • Support forest conservation
  • Believe in resilient and sustainable forests
  • Are concerned about the impacts of climate change
  • Appreciate the mechanisms of carbon sequestration and storage
  • Recognize the value of science-based forest management
  • Are concerned about forest diseases and invasive species
  • Worry about the impacts of deer overpopulation
  • Want access to useful forest educational programs
  • Need information on legislation affecting forests
  • Are concerned about private property rights
  • Worry about wildfires and increasing storm severity
  • Care about water supply and clean air
  • Appreciate all forms of wildlife
  • Recognize that forests fill many social and environmental purposes
  • Acknowledge society’s dependence on forest products
  • Value the broad range of activities that forests support
  • Use forests for recreation and other activities
  • Appreciate the uniqueness of each forest
  • Support urban and community forestry
  • Own or manage forestland or farmland
  • Work in forest management, arboriculture or environmental education
  • Work in taxation or in other regulatory or environmental functions
  • Are a member or employee of other conservation organizations
  • Have an approved woodland management or forest stewardship plan
  • Participate or are interested in farmland assessment

or simply

  • Love forests and all they provide to our society and environment

JOIN TODAY by clicking HERE.



Read the Final Report of the New Jersey Forest Task Force HERE.

Click on the graphic below to listen to NJFA Comments at the October 19th Highlands Council meeting.  Comments begin at 49 minutes in to the meeting.

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Get in touch

Phone 908-832-2400
Fax 908-832-2400
Email info@njforestry.org
Address PO Box 367
Flemington, NJ 08822


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