Model Forests

Model Forests are woodlots dedicated to demonstrating forest stewardship to loggers, landowners, foresters and the general public. The Watershed Agricultural Council’s (WAC) Forestry Program maintains four Model Forests within the NYC watershed region. This allows WAC to raise public awareness of the connection between forests and New York City’s drinking water.

Clearpool Model Forest

Putnam County

The Clearpool Model Forest covers 264 acres and is owned and managed by Green Chimney's Clearpool Campus and is located near the Boyds Corner Reservoir in Putnam County.

Frost Valley Model Forest

Ulster County

Comprising of 290 acres, the Frost Valley Model Forest is owned and managed by the Frost Valley YMCA and is located in the Neversink Reservoir watershed.

Lennox Model Forest

Delaware County

The Lennox Model Forest consists of 80 acres and is owned and managed by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Delaware County and is located in the Cannonsville Reservoir watershed.

Siuslaw Model Forest

Greene County

The 142 acre Siuslaw Model Forest is owned and managed by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County and is located near the Schoharie Reservoir.

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