Forest America

The Forest Landowners Association’s 'Forest America' website is a valuable educational resource with the goal of promoting the management, stewardship and sustainability of America’s forests.

Community Outreach

Our continuing community outreach program is designed to help empower community members to take interest in their surroundings,
and see the tremendous value they pass by each and every day.

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Timber Theft

The Benefits of Boundary Line Maintenance
Many times landowners don’t realize what they have lost from theft until it is too late, but there are many things you can do in order
to prevent it from happening.

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Selling Your Timber

Are you considering selling some of your trees?
Now is a great time, but talking with a forester first can say you a lot of money
and trouble. A FORECON, Inc forester will work with you to ensure a successful process.

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Municipal Forests

Increasingly, a Community’s Most Prized Assets: Urban forests and tree groves provide numerous benefits.
From carbon sequestration to aesthetic appeal, healthy urban forests offer tremendous community value.

About Us

FORECON, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary forestry and natural resources company started in Jamestown, NY in 1954 by Curtis H. Bauer.  We operate out of 6 offices located throughout New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, with our main office located at 1890 East Main Street in Falconer, NY.

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Our Mission

FORECON Inc. is a team of knowledgeable forestry professionals using innovative, cutting-edge technology to help landowners, both small and large, achieve profitable and environmentally responsible natural resource management objectives.

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FORECON blog

  • Hardwood Timber Year in Review

2016 Hardwood Timber Year in Review

This past year (2016) saw very healthy increases in the demand for quality US hardwoods, particularly in the export markets. Nation-wide export volumes exceeded 2015 volumes by approximately 11%, with Asian demand reported to be better than expected (China alone imported 24% more than they had in 2015.) Though European hardwood demand tailed off slightly in the fourth quarter, exports to the UK, Germany, and Portugal were up in 2016.

  • How are timber proceeds taxed

How are timber proceeds taxed?

This is a complex issue with numerous ramifications, pitfalls and planning opportunities.  Note, the following is merely an overview and professional tax advice is [...]

  • (L to R: Brock Sanner, Forecon Office Manager; Andy Johnson, P.E., CPESC, EcoStrategies; Andy Chapman, Licensed Surveyor; Matt Robinson, Licensed Surveyor)

Expert forestry consulting & civil engineering and land surveying for Titusville Pennsylvania

We are very pleased to officially announce the collaboration between our two professional service firms, now providing landowners in Pennsylvania with expert consulting forestry as well as civil engineering and land surveying services!

  • Forest Landowners Association

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 [...]

Career Opportunities

Full Time Forest Technician; Oak Hill, WV

The Oak Hill, West Virginia Office of FORECON, Inc. has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated, full time Forest Technician Principle Duties Include: Boundary maintenance Timber [...]

Recent Hunt Leases

3001, 2017

990 Acres; Clay County, West Virginia

This is a large tract that holds many different game species. The tract consists of mostly hardwood cover with hemlock is a lot of the drainage [...]

3001, 2017

1,231 Acres; Clay County, West Virginia

The Elk River runs along a portion of the northern border of this relatively large tract. This lease would be perfect for a larger lease group, [...]

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