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April 2022

April 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduces open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Location to be determined closer to date of event and likely to be in the NYC Watershed Region. 

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April 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Watershed Agricultural Council, 44 West Street
Walton, NY 13856 United States

This training covers wildlife habitat, timber harvest planning, soil and water quality protection, and other topics. This course may be offered virtually.

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April 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet with a NYS DEC stream permit forester to learn about requirements. A NYS DEC officer will also be available to discuss conditions for ticketing. Network with fellow loggers and WAC foresters about stream crossings and WAC cost share incentives. Location to be determined – likely NYC watershed region. 

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May 2022

May 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Maximizing chainsaw performance through maintenance, carburetor settings, and filing techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced. Location to be determined – likely NYC watershed region.

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September 2022

September 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduces open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Location to be determined – likely NYC watershed region.

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September 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23
Acra, NY 12405 United States

This training covers wildlife habitat, timber harvest planning, soil and water quality protection, and other topics. This course may be offered virtually.

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October 2022

October 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

  Every year, regional partners for clean water and a healthy environment host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Now in its 26th year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue by collecting chemicals and other materials which pose a threat to public health, water and environment. Download the CLEAN SWEEP 2022 Flyer and this Tip Sheet for more details. Clean Sweep is free to farmers in the eight watershed counties and free to all Delaware…

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October 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Focuses on techniques for handling difficult trees. Limbing, height measurement, segment calculations, wedging techniques, hinge placement and felling against the trees natural lean are covered.

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December 2022

December 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23
Acra, NY 12405 United States

These classes are also offered by local schools, hospitals and fire departments.

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January 2023

January 12
SUNY Delhi, Suny Main Rd 1
Delhi, 13757 United States

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, in partnership with the Watershed Agricultural Council, will be hosting the 20th Annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference on Thursday, January 12, 2023.  After two years of holding the conference virtually, we will back in person; and offering the conference virtually at the same time.   Come and join farmers from around the region for this premier agricultural event.   Our top-notch speakers will be presenting timely information about dairy, livestock, vegetable, cut flower production as well as grazing management with…

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