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July 16, 2012

An international initiative recently brought experts from around the world to Iceland to explore the potential for innovation in natural-resource governance.

July 6, 2012

Forests are under stress, warned James Finley, Ibberson Professor of Forest Resources and director of the University's Center for Private Forests. They confront a wide range of challenges, from exotic insect pests and invasive plants to environmental conditions.

June 26, 2012

The first statewide Private Forest Landowners' Conference, hosted by the Center for Private Forests in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be held May 3-4, 2013, at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

May 19, 2012

Laura Leites, research associate and instructor in forest biometrics, recently was named to the board of directors of the Resource Modeling Association.

April 30, 2012

Brad Gething, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Forest Resources wood products program, was honored by the Forest Products Society for his study, "The Computational Modeling of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Flow in Solid Wood Material."

April 25, 2012

As the Marcellus natural-gas play unfolds in Pennsylvania, several trends are becoming increasingly clear, according to researchers at Penn State.

April 18, 2012

Gary San Julian, professor emeritus of wildlife resources in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently received the Gordon Kirkland Award for Lifetime Professional Achievement in Conservation from the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society.

April 5, 2012

At Penn State, it is not at all unusual for students with no hunting experience to enroll in the College of Agricultural Sciences' Wildlife and Fisheries Science major with the intention of becoming a wildlife manager after graduation, according to Gary San Julian, professor emeritus of wildlife resources.

April 5, 2012

John Carlson, professor of molecular genetics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been chosen to receive the 2011-12 Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.

March 14, 2012

This April 9 - 10, 2012 conference aims to bring together scientists, managers, conservation organizations, and industry representatives who are working with oil and gas development to share research results and management strategies.

February 29, 2012

Eric Johnson spent three months last summer as a wildlife intern in North Carolina, working with the Bald Head Island Conservancy, handling a wide variety of fascinating duties.

February 13, 2012

The rehabilitation of the historic Hort Woods, located on Park Avenue next to North Halls on Penn State's University Park campus, is scheduled to begin soon. The School of Forest Resources and the Horticulture Department are providing technical assistance along with oversight from the University Tree Commission.

February 10, 2012

Housed in the college's School of Forest Resources, the Center for Private Forests will foster the retention, stewardship and management of private forests, according to center director James Finley, Ibberson Professor of Forest Resources. "We intend to focus outreach and research on the stewardship of private forests and, through this process, create collaborative learning opportunities for students and stakeholders."

February 4, 2012

The three-decades-old initiative to restore American chestnut trees back into forests in the eastern United States has entered a new phase, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

January 31, 2012

The Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association is currently raising funds for an endowed scholarship at Penn State in honor of WCO David L. Grove who was shot and killed in the line of duty on November 11, 2010. WCO Grove completed a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Penn State in 2004; he was committed to the field of conservation law enforcement and was himself an avid hunter and fisherman.

January 24, 2012

Recent Penn State graduate Michelle Myers built some strong relationships while at Penn State, but she also built a passion to create enduring furniture.

January 24, 2012

Elise Brown, a graduate student in agricultural and extension education from Tangier, Ind., Alex Gren, a senior wildlife and fisheries science major from Zionsville, and Nicole O'Block, a senior agricultural science major with international agriculture and leadership development minors from Irwin, were winners in the Best Use of Indigenous Knowledge category for their video outlining a solution to prevent the cattle disease, nagana.

January 12, 2012

Penn State Extension this year will provide many opportunities for private landowners to learn about how to manage their forests properly. During the coming months, day-long forest landowner conferences will be offered at various locations around the state, covering a wide variety of topics related to forest and wildlife management.

December 22, 2011

The fourth annual School of Forest Resources Career Fair will be held Friday, February 24, 2012, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Forest Resources Building at Penn State University Park.

December 5, 2011

The holidays are a perfect time to take a walk in the woods with your heirs and talk about your land and what's important to you, suggests Allyson Muth, program associate for the Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program, which is based in the college's School of Forest Resources.