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

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Launches Newly Redesigned Website
September 20, 2018
The Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) is proud to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website. They’ve redesigned the site with their partners in mind, to serve as a hub of information and updates on conservation in the Appalachians. With its new layout, features and resources, visitors will find it easier to learn more about the partnership and what they are doing to conserve birds and their habitats in the Appalachian region.
Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – September 2018
September 20, 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.
Tree-of-heaven and the Spotted Lanternfly: Two Invasive Species to Watch
August 28, 2018
Learn about the connection between tree-of-heaven and spotted lanternfly.