Center for Private Forests
About the Center
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
Summer Rains Bring Fall Flowers
September 26, 2014Fall is a great time to be afield, there is so much to study and observe. Take a walk, take a flower book along, and learn some new species.
Preserve Pennsylvania's trees to slow climate change
September 15, 2014Family-owned forests absorb a lot of carbon; they must be protected and well-managed. This letter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was written by Susan Benedict, a Pennsylvania Forest Landowner.
PA Dept. of Agriculture urges public to help keep foreign beetle from entering state
September 15, 2014Agriculture Secretary George Greig is encouraging Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts.
2015 Private Forest Landowners Conference: The Future of Penn's Woods
March 20-21, 2015