The Forestry Program’s education and training efforts are currently focused on loggers, teachers, and students.

Trained Logger Certification (TLC) strengthens the knowledge and skills of loggers, helping them to be more productive and safer in the woods. WAC hosts more than 10 workshops for loggers annually. Topics include: safety, silviculture, forest ecology, and water quality. Since its inception the Logger Training initiative has trained more than 3,000 loggers.

The Urban/Rural Education Initiative reaches teachers and students from rural and urban communities in the New York City Watershed through hands-on discovery and investigation of the water supply system and the special role healthy forests play in protecting water quality.  This approach is characterized by three core efforts: the Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers (WFIT), the Watershed Forestry Bus Tour Program and the Green Connections Program.