A stream in Upper Treman State Park, Ithaca NY
Image by A. Sinan Unur

A stream in Upper Treman State Park, Ithaca NY

Natural Resources

Our staff can help show you how to better utilize the natural resources near your home and around the community. 

Asian longhorn beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

First found in New York in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is a serious threat to our maples and other hardwood trees.

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Cattails farm pond


Find resources on building a new pond, controlling algae, and attracting wildlife to your pond, here on our site.

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Enjoying Wildlife in the Forest

Forests give us a wonderful opportunity to see and enjoy wildlife. Learn how to protect the wildlife as you enjoy it.

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Forest Botanicals

Collecting forest plants for medicines, flavoring, or nutrition is one of the oldest uses of forests. Growing these plants in your woods can be a source of added income.

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Firewood From Your Forest

You can utilize your woodlot effectively by producing firewood for others as a source of income

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Woods yates

Woodlot Management

Visit our section of pages on Woodlot Management for resources that can help you make your woods healthier and more productive.

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Brett Chedzoy
SCNY Ag Team-Forestry Specialist; Sr. Resource Educator. Disaster and All Hazards Response Team

Last updated August 2, 2014