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
The Farmer and His Prize Bull: A High-Grading Analogy
August 28, 2015Many landowners allow the woods, which they love so much, to be “select cut,” as some call it. In reality, they are confusing what they think is a good practice with what is actually negatively impacting the health of their woods.
Inventorying and Monitoring Wildlife in Your Woodlands
August 17, 2015Inventorying and monitoring wildlife populations enable you to see what habitats are favorable to certain wildlife and how your habitat management efforts affect the species living on your land.
Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2015
August 17, 2015This year marks the 20th Anniversary for the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee (SIC) and its work fostering an appreciation of forest conservation and sustainable management throughout Pennsylvania’s forest community.