DEC New York Forests Photo Contest

Do you enjoy taking photographs?

Do you have some great shots ofPfeifferNatureCenter(orNew York’s forests) that you want to share? 

Photography is one of our country’s most popular pastimes.  This is your chance to share your photographs ofPfeifferNatureCenterandNew York’s forests.

In honor of International Year of Forests, The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests is holding the Celebrating New York’s Forests Photo Contest.  This contest is an effort to increase awareness of and appreciation for all types of forests, urban and rural, large and small, public and privately owned, across the state.

They are looking for the best photos in the following categories:

  1. Nature (wildlife, plants, or natural landscapes, etc. with a forest-related theme)
  2. Enjoying the forest (hunting, fishing, trails, camping, hiking, etc.)
  3. Trees where we live (parks, streets, yards, etc.)
  4. Forestproducts (maple syrup, lumber, baseball bats, furniture, etc.)
  5. State-owned forests (StateForests, Forest Preserve lands, forested Wildlife Management Areas, Campgrounds)

Is there a better place to take pictures for those first two categories thanPfeifferNatureCenter?

So sort through shots you already have, and take a hike on our hills to shoot some great fall scenes.

All submissions must be received by close of business on November 1, 2011.  For more information about the contest and the official rules, please see

Do not forget to let us know if you win!