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Pennsylvania Forestry Association News

Posted: July 10, 2018

After reviewing and critiquing the 2018 Conservation Dinner, the PFA Executive Committee voted to rename the 2019 event the “Pennsylvania Forestry Association Conservation Banquet” with the tagline “Raising Funds for PFA Projects and Activities.” The Executive Committee also voted to offer a staffed poster session, show a continuous-loop slide presentation highlighting current PFA projects and activities, seek opportunities for joint educational sessions during the day with other organizations, charge all board members with a banquet ticket selling goal, and offer sponsorships at the 2019 event.

We are pleased to note that PFA has purchased a “MemberClicks” association management software package to help us modernize our invoicing, manage our membership base and committees, manage our meeting registrations, sync with QuickBooks, and streamline our Tree Farm billing. Visit the website for MemberClicks information.

The transition of the PA Tree Farm Program from a recognition program to a Certification Program is progressing, with over 350 PA Tree Farmers electing to become dues-paying Certified Tree Farmers. The Tree Farm Committee is focusing on 2018 projects/activities that offer value to Certified Tree Farmers. The Committee is also planning to re-inspect 75 Tree Farms in 2018 to accomplish a statewide five-year re-inspection goal.

The PFA Executive Committee and the PFA Board are exploring ways to accept the Center for Private Forests’ request to become a Keystone Sponsor of the 2019 Forest Landowner Conference. PFA is also working to identify ways to become more significantly involved with the 2019 Conference.

For more information about the Pennsylvania Forestry Association or about becoming a member, visit the website or call 800-835-8065.

Contact Information

Richard Lewis
  • PFA President