Forest Leaves Newsletter

Jan 29, 2022


In This Issue

  1. Finding that Special Farm or Rural Property to Restore: Part One
  2. Weathering COVID-19: Pennsylvania Loggers’ Experience
  3. Family Forest Carbon Program Expands Open Enrollment Across Pennsylvania
  4. Pennsylvania Forestry Association Election Results and Awards
  5. At the Center: Carrying Forward Jimʼs Vision
  6. 5th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference Set for March 24-25, 2023
  7. Woods and Wildlife News and Notes: The Latest News from the Forestry and Wildlife Extension Team
  8. Webinar Series Will Help Owners of Small Woodlots Care for Their Woods
  9. USDA NRCS Announces Changes to Management Planning

1. Finding that Special Farm or Rural Property to Restore: Part One

This article, which offers advice on how to find and select rural and agricultural properties for restoration, is the first of two articles in a series. The second article will offer suggestions for planning and carrying out restoration activities on a newly-purchased property. This advice is drawn from Paul’s experience finding and restoring eight rural agricultural properties totaling 1,126 acres over several decades. [more]


2. Weathering COVID-19: Pennsylvania Loggers’ Experience

Every day, the news highlights the impact of COVID-19 on people across our country and around the world. We wanted to do our best to get the voices of Pennsylvania loggers heard, understanding that though they are working in a naturally socially distanced industry, the pandemic’s impact has been far-reaching. [more]


3. Family Forest Carbon Program Expands Open Enrollment Across Pennsylvania

The Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) recently expanded to cover all of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and western Maryland. [more]


4. Pennsylvania Forestry Association Election Results and Awards

The Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA) conducted its Annual Symposium virtually November 2 and 4, 2021. [more]


5. At the Center: Carrying Forward Jimʼs Vision

Over the past several weeks, we at the Center have been overwhelmed by messages of support and sympathy for the loss of our founder Jim Finley. We also have heard many, many stories of the ways in which Jim, whether in the classroom or the woods, touched peopleʼs lives. [more]


6. 5th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference Set for March 24-25, 2023

The Center for Private Forests at Penn State is excited to announce that the 5th Biennial Forest Landowners Conference is set for Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, 2023. [more]


7. Woods and Wildlife News and Notes: The Latest News from the Forestry and Wildlife Extension Team

Penn State Extensionʼs team of Forestry and Wildlife experts publishes an e-newsletter, Woods and Wildlife News and Notes, containing the most recent information, events, demonstrations, partnerships, and activities coming from the team. Forest Leaves shares the titles and thumbnails of these articles with you each quarter. [more]


8. Webinar Series Will Help Owners of Small Woodlots Care for Their Woods

The vast majority of Pennsylvaniaʼs forest landowners have small woodlots fewer than 10 acres in size. These small patches add up to about a million acres, or 10 percent of our stateʼs privately-held woodlands. [more]


9. USDA NRCS Announces Changes to Management Planning

Nationwide the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has made several changes to planning and the Technical Service Provider (TSP) program recently. [more]


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