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November 14, 2017

Hundreds of folks around the state are already recording their encounters with nature in this durable, beautifully designed and informative nature journal from the Center for Private Forests at Penn State. This holiday season, you, and the nature lovers on your list, can join them!

November 14, 2017

A new multimedia project from NRCS highlights practices to promote Golden-winged warbler and other species that depend on young forest habitats. Featured in the project are Pennsylvania woodland owners.

November 14, 2017

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

October 27, 2017

Successful forest management involves planning.

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.
October 17, 2017

Pennsylvanians across the state took to the woods on October 1, 2017

October 17, 2017

Autumn is a great time to identify and manage invasive plants in your woodland.

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

October 17, 2017

This is my final message to you as PFA President. It’s been a very fast paced two-year President’s term with lots of positive forward movement for our association.

PA Forest Stewards Class of 2017, joined by PAFS alumni, get out into the woods to learn about the many aspects of timber harvesting from a team of forest resource professionals during Basic Training.
October 17, 2017

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in September, the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards (PAFS) Class of 2017 took to the woods to learn — by doing — about sustainable timber harvesting.

October 17, 2017

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

September 28, 2017

If we try to ensure that our woods, or the landscape in which our woods occurs, have many different species of trees that are native to where we live, and if we have healthy, young and older trees of those species, the broader forest ecosystem retains its ability to function well and to potentially recover faster from whatever pest, disease, weather extreme, or other stressor may come along next.

September 14, 2017

Keys to keeping land in the family — reaching consensus, diversifying revenue

September 14, 2017

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

August 30, 2017

From where does the next forest come? While seeds play a role in starting the next forest, either re-occupying a site, or spreading beyond their current boundaries, trees have multiple strategies to ensure their continuity through offspring.

August 18, 2017

This Habitat Hero story is by the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture, one of NRCS’ conservation partners working to help private landowners adopt conservation measures that benefit forestry and agricultural operations while helping birds and other wildlife species.

July 25, 2017

As long as light and other resources are available to invasive plants, they will continue to out-compete native plants and spread. What can landowners do to control these invaders?

Fruits of the Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)  Photo by Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
July 14, 2017

During the summer months, we see a number of shrubs with beautiful fragrant flowers, that attract bees and other pollinators, and whose berries often attract a diversity of birds and other wildlife. Unfortunately, some of those shrubs are non-native and invasive, and although they may seem attractive, they can actually be quite detrimental.

July 14, 2017

PA Tree Farm summer updates and upcoming events

July 14, 2017

PFA summer updates and increasing the use of social media