Posted: January 11, 2022

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

The election results and award winners were announced. I am proud to be elected President and am honored to serve alongside Matt Sampson, Vice President, Julianne Schieffer, Secretary, and Ken Manno, Treasurer. Additionally, Wayne Bender and Dave Twining were elected as Board Members.

PFA also recognized their 2021 award recipients, with the Joseph T. Rothrock Conservationist of the Year Award going to Ken Kane of Generations Forestry, the Mira Lloyd Dock Outstanding Woman Conservationist Award going to Marci Mowery of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation, and the Sandy Cochran Award for Excellence in Natural Resources Education going to Craig Houghton of Penn State Mont Alto. The Tree Farm Committee recognized Steve Hoover as Tree Farm Inspector of the Year and Gravel Point Tree Farm (Mark and Olivia Ott, Harry and Martha Bryans, and David Brown) as Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year. The President’s Award went to Dave Alerich for his devoted service as our Treasurer.


Mark your calendar for the 2022 Conservation Banquet, “Raising Funds for Forestry Education,” to be held March 5, 2022, at a new location, the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College, PA. PFA depends on this event to finance its forest conservation mission and invests dollars directly back to forestry education in Pennsylvania. Join us for an evening of games, drawings, auction items, a buffet dinner, and a chance at winning $10,000. Only 350 tickets at $100 each are sold for the $10,000 drawing. They go fast, so get yours today by contacting the PFA office at 800-835-8065. A ticket would make a great gift or Christmas present for family members or outstanding employees. Visit www.paforestry.org/event/2022-conservation-banquet to access the registration form and to learn more.

By Randy White, Pennsylvania Forestry Association President

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802