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November 19, 2015

The spotted lanternfly has now been found in one additional municipality in Berks County, an additional township in Montgomery County, and has appeared in parts of Bucks and Chester counties.

November 19, 2015

For the second year in a row, students in the Natural Resource Management Career and Technical Program at Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania received the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Professional Timber Harvester Training credential. The training is provided through a partnership with the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee that allows students in the program to complete it as part of their regular curriculum at no additional cost to them or the school.

November 19, 2015

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.

November 17, 2015

Pennsylvania woodland owners are daily making decisions about the care and well-being of their piece of Penn’s Woods, and we owe them all a debt of gratitude.

October 14, 2015

The Center for Private Forests is working to raise funds to support its mission and vision of raising awareness about the importance of working forests to our societal well-being, helping landowners make well-informed decisions about caring well for their woods, conducting research on the issues facing woodland owners, and educating the next generation of professionals and the public whose role it will be to care for those woods into the future.

October 14, 2015

This group of small, thorny, native and introduced trees is today as much of a mystery as they were when first catalogued, named, sorted, separated, selected, and re-named over the years.

October 14, 2015

A series of 12 statewide meetings have been scheduled by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry to seek continued public input on changes to its Draft 2015 State Forest Resource Management Plan charting the course of Pennsylvania’s state forests for future generations.

October 14, 2015

The recent award of federal Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Improvement Program (VPA-HIP) funds to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve wildlife habitat on private lands is making it possible to offer, for a limited time, no-cost habitat projects to private landowners enrolled in our Hunter Access Program.

October 14, 2015

Early successional habitat, also called young forests, is declining. During the last half century the number of acres in the east and upper mid-west has dwindled. Many acres have been lost to development. Also, as brushy areas mature to become middle-aged and older forests, they cease being useful to numerous species that need young woods.

October 14, 2015

If you are considering using a pesticide, it is important to make sure you are in compliance with Pennsylvania law.

October 14, 2015

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.

September 30, 2015

If you want to regenerate a forest with naturally occurring native tree species it takes planning and the recognition that you will likely have to undertake a harvest to allow the conditions for regeneration to occur. Research focused on forest regeneration provides some guidelines to help assess the potential for success in growing the next forest.

September 18, 2015

Pennsylvanians should prepare for dangerously high summer temperatures and more severe storms, increased threat of certain diseases carried by insects, and drastic changes to agriculture and water quality, according to a new report on the impact of climate change.

September 18, 2015

Don’t have the money for 8’ high fencing to protect the shrubs you planted for wildlife on your property? Don’t have the knowledge of how to even go about constructing an 8’ high fence? Wondering what to do with the fence when you no longer need it? About ready to give up on planting shrubs for wildlife?

September 18, 2015

“Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Oil and Gas Infrastructure” is a guide offering alternative practices which can enhance early successional habitat.

September 18, 2015

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.

An example of a mixed species, even-aged forest. What happens to the species and trees when a high grade is imposed on it?
August 28, 2015

Many landowners allow the woods, which they love so much, to be “select cut,” as some call it. In reality, they are confusing what they think is a good practice with one that is actually negatively impacting the health of their woods.

August 17, 2015

Inventorying and monitoring wildlife populations enable you to see what habitats are favorable to certain wildlife and how your habitat management efforts affect the species living on your land.

August 17, 2015

This year marks the 20th Anniversary for the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee (SIC) and its work fostering an appreciation of forest conservation and sustainable management throughout Pennsylvania’s forest community.

August 17, 2015

A tiny moth is munching on Pennsylvania’s most commercially valuable tree, the black cherry, turning large swaths of the Allegheny National Forest brown.