Tonight’s Show: Meet Ray Derman – Youth in Conservation

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

From the Forest will be interviewing Ray Derman. Ray is a teenager from New Jersey, but his family owns property in Damascus, PA. His father (Ray) & his grandfather (also Ray) have been hunting in the Catskills (west of the Delaware River) for multi-generations. We’ll ask Ray about how he fits into the Derman property & its overall conservation. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more.

Last night in the tree stand I watched a lone doe browse on the multi-flora rose I cut back to the ground last week in order to clear another tree-stand. Well, that answers that question. Deer do eat the berries (and perhaps twigs where there are fewer thorns) on this thorny plant. Just wish I chose that stand to sit in; playing musical chairs with the deer again.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester
Catskill Forest Association

From the Forest” is a radio show hosted by the Catskill Forest Association (CFA) each Wednesday evening from 6PM – 7PM on WIOX ROXBURY 91.3 FM. WIOX is an FCC licensed full power Class A radio station assigned to Roxbury NY. The station began broadcasting on August 27, 2010. WIOX is a community partner of WSKG Public Media. Live and local programs are produced by a staff of more than 85 community volunteers. The signal is sent from the studios at the former Masonic Lodge on Bridge Street in Roxbury – the heart of the Catskill Mountains region – to the world... at 91.3 FM, via the internet ( and on your smartphone (download the free iPhone app or use TuneIn).