Hardwood Export Highlights

September 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Hardwood Export Highlights

The most recent Hardwood Leader (September 2020), a publication put out monthly by the Hardwood Publishing Co., Inc., looked at export markets for both hardwood lumber and logs. There has been some “solid growth” [...]

China on the Rise…..Again???

August 1st, 2020|Comments Off on China on the Rise…..Again???

While we are encouraged by the news that other Southeast Asian markets are developing for our hardwood resource (see article on Vietnam’s role in hardwood consumption), it is very heartening to hear as well [...]

USDA Loan Program Announcement: Hardwood Sawmills Should Be Eligible for Loans

May 26th, 2020|Comments Off on USDA Loan Program Announcement: Hardwood Sawmills Should Be Eligible for Loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available and expanding eligibility for up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Agricultural producers [...]

To Our FORECON Clients/Friends

March 30th, 2020|Comments Off on To Our FORECON Clients/Friends

No need to tell you we are living in some surreal times right now. The affects of the COVID-19 virus have had impacts on all of us in a variety of ways.  Many are homebound, everyone is (or should be) practicing “social distancing”, and we are being informed 24/7 with updates on the infection rate, where the “hotspots” are, and the need for personal protection equipment for our fantastic doctors, nurses, and health care workers who in many cases are putting their personal well-being aside for the good of us all.

Forest Landowner Issues Discussed on Capitol Hill

February 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Forest Landowner Issues Discussed on Capitol Hill

Every year in the early part of February, the Forest Landowners Association Staff and Board of Directors convene in Washington, DC to discuss the interests and concerns of private forest landowners across the US, with [...]

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LIVE on the RADIO

January 28th, 2020|Comments Off on LIVE on the RADIO

Jamestown NY Radio Spots If you have been driving around the Jamestown, NY region, and listen to any of the area's local radio stations, you may have heard these spots. Enjoy! [...]

FORECON Participates in SAF Field Tour in Pennsylvania

September 14th, 2019|Comments Off on FORECON Participates in SAF Field Tour in Pennsylvania

FORECON's Travis Cunningham (Staff Forester) On Wednesday, August 14th, several FORECON employees hosted a field tour for the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Plateau Chapter in northeastern Pennsylvania.  Brock Sanner (Director of [...]

  • Ron Johnson (VP, FORECON); Andy Johnson (Principal, EcoStrategies);Alison Hunt (District Director for Tom Reed); George Borrello (Chautauqua County Executive);John Gifford (President, FORECON); Congressman Tom Reed (US Representative for NY’s 23rd Congressional District); Katrina Fuller (Assistant to Tom Reed); Rick Constantino (Director of Operations, FORECON); Brock Sanner (Director of Land Management, FORECON), and Brian Bullard (Managing Broker, Timberland Realty)

FORECON, Inc. – Celebrating 65 Years in Business!

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on FORECON, Inc. – Celebrating 65 Years in Business!

Ron Johnson (VP, FORECON); Andy Johnson (Principal, EcoStrategies);Alison Hunt (District Director for Tom Reed); George Borrello (Chautauqua County Executive);John Gifford (President, FORECON); Congressman Tom Reed (US Representative for NY’s 23rd Congressional District); Katrina [...]

Chautauqua County Certificate of Recognition — George M. Borrello – Chautauqua County Executive

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Chautauqua County Certificate of Recognition — George M. Borrello – Chautauqua County Executive

In recognition of its 65th Year in Business on July 1, 2019. It is through the dedication and commitment of this Professional forestry Consulting firm, which is headquartered in Falconer, N.Y., that it continues to [...]

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New York State Assembly Citation July 2, 2019 Andy Goodell — NYS Assemblyman for the 150th District

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on New York State Assembly Citation July 2, 2019 Andy Goodell — NYS Assemblyman for the 150th District

New York State Assembly Citation July 2, 2019 Andrew Goodell, Member of Assembly Congratulations FORECON, INC. as you Celebrate your 65thh Anniversary. Best Wishes as you continue using innovative, cutting-edge technology to help landowners, [...]

Congressional Proclamation, United States of America, House of Representatives

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Congressional Proclamation, United States of America, House of Representatives

Whereas, Forest Recreation Ecology and Conservation (FORECON) is a national organization that was founded by Curtis Bauer in the  Jamestown  area and continues  to work and help our community in Falconer NY; and Whereas, [...]

Rep. Tom Reed Celebrates 65 Years With Forecon

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Rep. Tom Reed Celebrates 65 Years With Forecon

Sixty-five years is an impressive milestone, and it should not go unnoticed. In honor of their 65th anniversary, Congressman Tom Reed recently stopped by FORECON in Falconer, NY to congratulate them on their achievement. [...]

National Housing Starts and New York Housing Market Trends

June 4th, 2019|Comments Off on National Housing Starts and New York Housing Market Trends

A lot of timber market discussion has been dedicated to our current tariff/trade talks with China, and how the impact of these talks has affected our eastern hardwood markets.  As discussed multiple times in [...]

Penn State Forest Health, Insect and Disease seminar; March 27th 2018

April 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Penn State Forest Health, Insect and Disease seminar; March 27th 2018

On March 27th 2018, FORECON Inc. foresters attended the Penn State Forest Health, Insect and Disease seminar held at the Penn State Hotel conference center, State College, Pennsylvania. There were approximately 460 people in attendance. Presentations throughout the day primarily focused on two topics; Potential impacts of the exotic fruit fly Drosophila Suzukii Best management practices for the Spotted Lanternfly Scott Stoleson, Research Wildlife Biologist, USDA Forest Service, spoke on the Potential Implications of the Exotic Fruit Fly, Drosophila suzukii, on the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Ecosytem. And Timothy Marasco, DCNR Bureau of Forestry in Harrisburg updated us on the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delictula) infestation in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Barry Cunningham Joins FORECON

April 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Barry Cunningham Joins FORECON

FORECON is very pleased to announce the hiring of Barry Cunningham as a Staff Forester/Office Manager to handle operations out of our Smethport, PA office.

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FORECON Inc. participates in the Forest Landowners Association Board Meeting on Capitol Hill

March 21st, 2018|Comments Off on FORECON Inc. participates in the Forest Landowners Association Board Meeting on Capitol Hill

In early February, the Forest Landowner’s Association (FLA) held its annual Board of Directors meeting in Washington, DC to discuss plans, policies and progress the FLA has made in promoting the needs of private forest landowners throughout the United States. During our stay in DC, we take the time to meet with various Representatives and Senators to discuss the issues that affect their constituents and provide them with expert advice on how to best meet their needs.

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Timber Tax Filing for the 2017 Tax Year Webinar

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Timber Tax Filing for the 2017 Tax Year Webinar

The Tax Code overhaul that was passed by Congress in December of 2017 has raised a lot of questions for forest landowners. To help answer some of these questions Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber [...]

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Stock Market Make You Worried? Take a Walk in Your Woods.

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Stock Market Make You Worried? Take a Walk in Your Woods.

As I write this, the stock market has officially entered into “correction territory”, defined as “a 10 percent drop in stocks from their peak. Since Jan. 26, the S.&P. 500 has fallen 10.16 percent.” (NYT, [...]

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FORECON Goes to D.C. to Promote Private Forest Landownership

March 6th, 2017|Comments Off on FORECON Goes to D.C. to Promote Private Forest Landownership

Forest Landowners Association FORECON is honored to be associated with the Forest Landowners Association, a national association that promotes the benefits that privately-owned forestlands contribute to society.  Every year, board members of [...]

Forest Service working to protect ‘old growth’ hemlocks from pest

June 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Forest Service working to protect ‘old growth’ hemlocks from pest

FORECON Forest Resource Specialist Shane Somerville assists the U.S. Forest Service in working to protect 400 year-old trees in the Hearts Content Recreation Area outside Warren, PA.

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