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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Update

The emerald ash borer (EAB) continues to cause landowners significant, and warranted, concern. Our region is seeing quite a bit of ash mortality.

Lumber Markets March 2016

Domestically, hardwood markets lag behind but somewhat closely track the softwood markets for framing lumber. As housing starts fluctuate, so go the softwood markets, and consequently the hardwood markets. Housing starts (as of January 2016) have reached 1.099 million, up from 1.08 million as of January 2015. The trend shows a slight up and down fluctuation monthly, but the overall trend line is up. Hopefully if this can continue we’ll see a solid strengthening of our hardwood markets.

How to Spot the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and What You Can Do

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is a tiny, piercing and sucking insect, unseen with the naked eye, that feeds on hemlock twigs at the bases of the needles. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an invasive species from Asia. Much of the US East Coast hemlock forest from New Hampshire to Georgia has shown signs of damage from this pest, inhibiting twig growth and causing server damage and mortality to many trees. It has also recently been found in Michigan and it is believed to be expanding its range due to changes in climate.

What is GIS and How Does it Help in Forest Management

Geographic Information Systems or GIS is a system that allows us to display and analyze geographic and tabular data. We use GIS to visualize and [...]

Career Opportunities

Full Time Forest Technician; Smethport, PA

The Smethport, Pennsylvania Office of FORECON, Inc. has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated, full time Forest Technician Principle Duties Include: Boundary maintenance Timber cruising Timber [...]

Full Time Forest Technician; Oak Hill, WV

The Oak Hill, West Virginia Office of FORECON, Inc. has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated, full time Forest Technician Principle Duties Include: Boundary maintenance Timber [...]

Recent Hunt Leases

2902, 2016

25.1 Ac. Warren Co., Pennsylvania

The Warren 77 tract is a small piece that would make for a great one or two person lease.

2602, 2016

24.7 Acres, Warren Co., Pennsylvania

This tract is another small parcel that would make for a good one or two man hunt lease.