Tioga County's abundant forest cover provides fuel, timber and other resources to property owners.

Maple trees with taps and buckets for collecting sap, to be made into maple syrup, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java, NY.
Image by Dave Pape

Maple syrup is a time-consuming, but very rewarding activity.

Shiitake mushrooms on display at an NYC farmers' market
Image by Sandy Repp

Mushroom cultivation is a great way to maximize your forest's potential.

Harvesting timber from a forest

Natural Resources

Tioga County has many natural resources: abundant forest cover, clean water, and open fields, to name a few. If you have a woodland, you may wish to maximize the resources in the woodland for your benefit. This may include emerging agroforestry systems such as mushroom production, grazing, maple syrup production, firewood, or habitat for deer and other game. If you have a pond, you may wish to stock it with game fish like bass or bluegills for recreational fishing and food production. Or you may wish to maximize the wildlife on your property for enjoyment or for hunting.

This website has links to valuable information on how to manage your land. There are several state and local organizations that can help you plan for your properties' management--and many are low or no cost!

Last updated June 25, 2018