SMA Liaison Yvonne Favaro SMA New Jersey Liaison

Yvonne Favaro

[email protected]

State Coordinators: 

Carrie Sargeant
[email protected]


The New Jersey forest Service (NJFS) would like  to know how you and your organization have applied the 2010 State Forest Action Plan (SFAP) and what you would like added to or included in the 2020 SFAP including any projects relevant to the 2010 SFAP since it was last reviewed in 2015

  • HOW have you and your organization applied the 2010 SFAP
  • WHAT would you like added to or included in the 2020 SFAP
  • Include any projects relevant to the 2010 SFAP

Please respond briefly and succinctly.  “Bullet Points” are suggested, but responses in the form of a table or spreadsheet may also suffice. 

New Jersey’s 2010 SFAP, 2015 5-year review, and other relevant documents may be accessed at: 

Your email response should be directed to [email protected] with copy to [email protected] and me at [email protected] on or before August 30, 2019.*

*Deadline to submit response for the NJ State forest Action Plan has been extended to Sept. 20th, 2019.

People You Should Know

Dr. Grabosky-Urban Forestry-Rutgers, the State University President of NJ Shade Tree Federation

Donna Massa-Executive director of NJ Shade Tree Federation

Lisa Simms-New Jersey Tree Foundation Executive Director

Pam Zipse-Outreach Coordinator-Rutgers Urban Forestry Program

Carrie Sargeant - Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator

Links of Interest

USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program


I was fortunate enough to have studied botany with Dr. Marie Kuhnen at Montclair State College.  After graduating, I taught science, mostly biology, at Fort Lee High School.  Upon retirement, while I was editing science text books  for Prentice Hall Publishing,  I was appointed Chairperson of the Englewood Cliffs Shade Tree Commission. This position  I held for 15 years. During those 15 years I became an ISA Certified Arborist and as Chairperson, the Commission received the Green Community Achievement Award for 2011. In 2016 we received the 35 Year Tree City USA award.