Center for Private Forests

The Center for Private Forests focuses on applied research, education and outreach to students, forest landowners, the forest-products industry, loggers, conservation districts, agencies, land trusts, nongovernmental organizations and the public.


The Center for Private Forests is a community committed to the stewardship of Pennsylvania's forested landscape. We bring people together to share knowledge and experience to care for trees, woods, water and wildlife. Our large network of volunteers and professionals work together to promote best practices in forest and habitat management, helping people regardless of their level of knowledge or acreage owned. The Center combines the benefits of both applied academic research and direct, local experience throughout Pennsylvania.

Center for Private Forests News

Pennsylvanians were hiking, walking, learning, and having fun as they joined in one of the dozens of walks organized throughout the state on October 1.
Inaugural Walk in Penn’s Woods a Success!
October 17, 2017
Pennsylvanians across the state took to the woods on October 1, 2017
Woody Invasive Plant Control in the Fall
October 17, 2017
Autumn is a great time to identify and manage invasive plants in your woodland.
Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee Updates
October 17, 2017
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc. recently released the 2017 Progress Report titled "Forests. A Way of Life." I would encourage you to take some time and look through it, if you have the chance