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 at Penn State will foster the retention, stewardship, and management of private forests by conducting applied research on stewardship issues and creating collaborative learning opportunities for students and stakeholders through participative outreach with private forest landowners, educators, volunteers, agencies, organizations, and the general public.
Center for Private Forests News
Forests Blanketed in Snow – A Good Sign for Groundwater Aquifers
December 17, 2014Consider how winter snow fits into our annual water cycle. Snow is really important to groundwater recharge. Don't grumble about the white stuff falling any more!
December 15, 2014The Center for Private Forests at Penn State and partners are pleased to invite you to the second Pennsylvania Private Forest Landowner Conference, March 20-21, in Altoona, PA. The conference goal is to bring together private woodland owners to network, gain new understanding, and provide them with resources that will help them care for their lands.
December 15, 2014How many have ever dreamed of establishing a forest where once there was pasture or a woodland where crops once grew? Imagine a healthy, diverse forest, a forest resistant to insects and diseases, a wooded area that will contribute to your property for generations to come.
2015 Private Forest Landowners Conference: The Future of Penn's Woods
March 20-21, 2015