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 is a community committed to the stewardship of Pennsylvania's forested landscape. We bring people together to share knowledge and experience to care for trees, woods, water and wildlife. Our large network of volunteers and professionals work together to promote best practices in forest and habitat management, helping people regardless of their level of knowledge or acreage owned. The Center combines the benefits of both applied academic research and direct, local experience throughout Pennsylvania.

Center for Private Forests News

The Woods in Your Backyard online course - Fall 2018
August 16, 2018
The University of Maryland is offering their popular Woods in Your Backyard online course September 5 through November 21. The course builds off the publication created by researchers at University of Maryland, Penn State, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Forests for the Bay Program.
Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – August 2018
August 16, 2018
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.
For Love of the Woods—The Importance of Helping Others Connect and Care in the Long Haul
July 31, 2018
How can today’s woodland owners foster and inspire the next generation of woodland owners who will ensure that our forests are retained and actively cared for?