Healthy lands and forests provide clean water, clean air, carbon storage, wildlife habitat as well as opportunities that sustain local economies. Our work helps ensure the full range of these benefits to people and wildlife, and enhances the ability of lands and forests to recover from inevitable disturbances and threats.
We’re encouraging landowners to conserve their forests by rewarding them for the carbon their trees capture and store. Learn more and see if your land is eligible.
We're working to restore floodplain forests and reconnect floodplains along the Neversink River. Watch a slideshow of about this project.
Our Heart of the Adirondacks project features 161,000 forested acres. Explore the projects and see what lands are now open to the public.
Forest regeneration is the growth of tree seedlings into large mature trees, an important measure of forest health. Learn more.
Trees and forests are essential to urban residents in many ways. Learn why New York City's urban forest is so important.
Using heat- and motion-sensitive cameras to track animals, we're gathering information to help connect habitats for New York's wildlife. See how.
Want clean, fresh water? Start by protecting forests. Learn more.
Learn why leaves change color in autumn and find the best preserves in New York State to enjoy the fall foliage. Get outside.