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
Taking to the Woods: A Holiday Tradition
November 19, 2014In the next month or so, many families will come together; it is a tradition. As your family gathers, let the winter woods pull you outside; they are amazing and magical places that many folks do not know that well.
Changing climate changing forests: How best to help Pennsylvania’s forests
November 14, 2014In Pennsylvania, as along the entire eastern seaboard, forests have been expanding. But eastern forests are also in trouble, showing signs of stress. Scientists are at odds over how to help them. Nancy Baker, a Pennsylvania forest landowner and PA Forest Steward volunteer, worries over how her woods are going to be affected by climate change. She’s decided to be proactive about it. StateImpact PA’s Susan Phillips shares this story.
Private Forest Landowners Conference – Becoming a Master
November 14, 2014Attending the first ever PA Private Forest Landowners Conference in Altoona in May 2013 changed how Bob Slagter, PA Forest Steward volunteer, looks at his woods. And now he's excited about attending the next one on March 20-21, 2015 to see how he can further expand his knowledge and vision.
2015 Private Forest Landowners Conference: The Future of Penn's Woods
March 20-21, 2015