The Forrest E. Orr Conservation Center at the Jericho Research Forest fully embodies the core mission and principles of the Green Forestry Education Initiative.  The Center was made possible by a generous gift from the Orr Family in honor of the late Forrest E. Orr, an Orleans County forester and avid conservationist in early 2008.

Using lumber harvested and milled at the Jericho Research Forest and with the involvement of over 60 students, the former pole barn has been transformed into a unique space for teaching and learning about healthy forests and sustainable communities.  

Orr Building


July 31, 2009
Dedication of Forrest E. Orr Conservation Center

April 29, 2008
Update on Construction by David Brynn

February 4, 2008
Update by David Brynn

January 22, 2008
Preliminary Plan for Center by Callie Brynn

December, 2007
Gift by Susan Orr Creates the Forrest E. Orr Conservation Center