While cleansing and storing water naturally, healthy forests sustain our forestry industry, recreational space, and viewshed.

Program Overview

You care about your woods. You want to look after your land and keep it healthy. But you want advice on how to do that. Maybe you want to harvest trees, but you want to make sure you don’t harm your land in the process. Maybe you want to attract more wildlife, pass something on to your kids, or just make your land a better place to relax and have fun. No matter how much land you own or what you want to do with it, we can help you.

We offer:

  1. 480-a Enrollment Incentive – a cost-share payment for owners of at least 50 wooded acres who want to enroll in New York’s Forest Tax Law Program and lower their property taxes.

  2. 480-a Update Incentive – a cost-share payment for landowners already enrolled in the Forest Tax Law Program to update their plans.

  3. Woodlot Resources – a collection of free publications and no-obligation property visits with advice on caring for your land.

  4. MyWoodlot – a self-directed, online educational tool for owners of any amount of woodland. Coming summer 2015.

Forest Management Planning