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Celebrating New York's Forests - Photo Contest

In honor of International Year of Forests, The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests kicks off 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.

Winning Photos


International Year of Forests logo

Fiddleheads in the Forest by Joanne Hihn

Enjoying the Forest

Fishing the Mist by Michael Linse

Trees Where We Live

Home by Michael Linse

Forest Products

ADK Sunrise by Michael Fey

State-owned Forests

Forever Wild by Wayne Jones

Commissioner's Choice

Brookfield Woods by Wells Horton

We would like to congratulate all of our photographers. We received more than 530 amazing photos. Please see the links in the left column to view all of the semifinalists in each category.

The 2011 photo contest is now closed to submissions.

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