“Since the year 2011was declared the International Year of Forests, this is the perfect opportunity to kick off a photography contest that shows off how beautiful, versatile and important New York’s incredible forests are,” said DEC’s State Forester, Robert K. Davies.
Submitted photos should capture all aspects of forests and trees in five different categories:
1. Nature (wildlife, plants, natural landscapes, etc.)
2. Enjoying the forest (hunting, fishing, trails, camping, hiking, etc.)
3. Trees where we live (parks, streets, yards, etc.)
4. Forest products (maple syrup, lumber, baseball bats, furniture, etc.)
5. State-owned Forests (State Forests, Forest Preserve lands, forested Wildlife Management Areas, Campgrounds)