Forest America

The Forest Landowners Association’s 'Forest America' website is a valuable educational resource with the goal of promoting the management, stewardship and sustainability of America’s forests.

Community Outreach

Our continuing community outreach program is designed to help empower community members to take interest in their surroundings,
and see the tremendous value they pass by each and every day.


Timber Theft

The Benefits of Boundary Line Maintenance
Many times landowners don’t realize what they have lost from theft until it is too late, but there are many things you can do in order
to prevent it from happening.


Selling Your Timber

Are you considering selling some of your trees?
Now is a great time, but talking with a forester first can say you a lot of money
and trouble. A FORECON, Inc forester will work with you to ensure a successful process.


Municipal Forests

Increasingly, a Community’s Most Prized Assets: Urban forests and tree groves provide numerous benefits.
From carbon sequestration to aesthetic appeal, healthy urban forests offer tremendous community value.

About Us

FORECON, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary forestry and natural resources company started in Jamestown, NY in 1954 by Curtis H. Bauer.  We operate out of 6 offices located throughout New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, with our main office located at 1890 East Main Street in Falconer, NY.

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Our Mission

FORECON Inc. is a team of knowledgeable forestry professionals using innovative, cutting-edge technology to help landowners, both small and large, achieve profitable and environmentally responsible natural resource management objectives.

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Highlights of the Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Markets – Third Week of August 2017 Update

Strong demand and moderately low inventories (mostly due to weather conditions) have created a steady and strong transactional situation in general across the industry. Log prices are seeing the effects of this consistent demand for lumber and have increased in response.

Have You Seen This Bad Bug?

The Spotted Lanternfly is the latest invasive species to infest the Northeast. While it is currently only found in Southeastern PA, the Department of Agriculture is hoping to keep it that way. We need your help to stop the #SpottedLanternfly from spreading. It is a major threat to some of our most valuable commodities, including: hardwoods, grapes, hops, stone fruits, apples, etc. Early detection is vital to control this invasive pest and protect the region’s agriculture and natural resources-related businesses.

  • Investing in timberland

Six Reasons Why Investing In Timberland Is Attractive

Investing in timberland may be unfamiliar to most mainstream investors… but it’s no stranger to institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Sources from 2014 indicate that large institutional investors have over $45 billion invested globally in timberland… and this trend has continued to accelerate. It was reported in 2014 that in the US alone, Timber Investment Management Organizations (management groups that specifically aid institutional investors and high net worth individuals in managing their timberland investments) managed over 23 million acres of forestland investments, representing approximately 7% of total privately owned timberland. So what is it that entices investors enough to spend over $45 billion to invest in timberland - what makes it such an attractive investment?

Highlights of the Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Markets – Fourth Week of July 2017 Update

“Steady as she goes” is the sentiment in general with hardwood demand, as many mills report consistency in orders coming in.  Production is steady as [...]

Career Opportunities

Full Time Staff Forester; All Offices

The Cortland & Falconer, New York Offices, the Smethport and Titusville, Pennsylvania Offices, and the Oak Hill, West Virginia office, of FORECON, Inc. have immediate openings [...]

Full Time Forest Technician; All Offices

FORECON, Inc. has immediate openings for highly-motivated, full time Forest Technicians in our Cortland & Falconer, New York Offices, Smethport and Titusville, Pennsylvania Offices, and Oak Hill, West Virginia office.

Recent Hunt Leases

609, 2017

262 & 272.8 Acres; Oswego County, New York

Looking for a nice big piece of property to turn into a perfect hunting getaway? This property has it all: streams, swamps, rolling hills, softwoods and [...]

3001, 2017

990 Acres; Clay County, West Virginia

This is a large tract that holds many different game species. The tract consists of mostly hardwood cover with hemlock is a lot of the drainage [...]

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