Spotlight on Events


Attend the Next Backyard Forestry On-Line Webinar! 

Thursday, August 15th  (7:00PM – 8:30PM)

The Important Role of Young Successional Forests in Promoting Biodiversity and Healthier Ecosystems

Presented by Dr. Daniel “Dan” Duran, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Rowan University

Dr. Duran has published research papers on new methods for species discovery, biodiversity science, and molecular phylogenetics.  He has described 12 new species of insects, previously unknown to science. Dr. Duran received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Stockton University in 1998, an M.S. in Entomology from University of Missouri in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Evolution and Ecology from Vanderbilt University in 2010. In between his degrees, he has also worked for the Natural History Museum, London, UK, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and is a co-author of the book “A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, 2nd Edition.”

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


Registration for the 2024 NJ Woodland Stewards Program is now open!

September 19, 2024 – September 22, 2024

An in-person, 3-1/2 day immersive forest education program – classroom and in-field – at Camp Linwood MacDonald (1 Flatbrook Road, Sandyston, NJ) sponsored by the New Jersey Forestry Association, the NJ State Forest Service and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  The $95 subsidized registration fee covers all education sessions, all meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch), and camp lodging.  Class size is limited, so claim your spot by registering today.

Click HERE for the Program Agenda       Click HERE to Register

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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Fax 908-832-2400
Address PO Box 367
Flemington, NJ 08822


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