Master Forest


2023 Master Forest Owner Training

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Master Forest Owner Training

The CCE Master Forest Owner (MFO) volunteer program helps woodland owners learn about, manage, and enjoy their woods ( The MFO volunteers are trained by Cornell University Cooperative Extension to provide non-technical peer-to-peer support for woodlot owners through site visits to the owner’s property. This campus-based program started in 1993 and is administered through 5 CCE educators who serve as regional directors. One of our goals is to ensure there are MFO volunteers in each county who can assist other woodland owners.

  • Have experiences as the owner of wooded land. The ownership experiences of the volunteer are important, and the types of experiences aren’t critical. Parcel size is usually a couple acres up to several hundred acres.
  • Can participate in the 2023 online training from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for Tuesdays March 21 to May 2 (March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2). These one-hour discussions follow about three hours per week of online self-study. Volunteers should plan to attend a regional one-day field session in May-June on dates/locations TBD.
  • Have a commitment to volunteerism and willing to travel within the county to visit other woodland owners. Volunteers optionally work in pairs when they visit another landowner.
  • Can effectively communicate by email to receive and respond to visit requests and provide summary reports in a timely manner.

Please note that proficiency or technical skill in “forestry” is not a requirement. We provide a foundation of basic technical content through the online training (, field sessions, and annual refresher training events. The fee is $35 per person and $50 per couple which includes the full training and supplies and resources provided at the field session. Previously trained volunteers are also welcome at $18/person and $25/couple.

Classes are virtual.

You must sign up online.


$35 per person or $50 per couple




Lexie Davis
MFO Regional Director


This event is online

Last updated January 20, 2023