Grouse and Woodcock

The annual life cycle and ecology of ruffed grouse and American woodcock, how to manage for their habitat needs, and the effects of hunting on their populations.

Forest Access Road BMPs for Forest Landowners

Forest access roads require proper planning to ensure a long, useful life with minimal negative impact. Learn how to design, construct, mitigate, and retire forest roads.

Acquiring Property Maps, Boundaries and Attributes Using GIS and GPS

Quick digital acquisition of private property attributes is becoming more accessible. A landowner can investigate their property and its attributes from baseline data searches.

Restoring American Chestnut

From the prior dominance of American chestnut to current efforts to restore the species, we will follow Castanea dentata over its history in North America.

Cultivating Forest Stewardship in Youth

How forest landowners can reach out and teach youth, their own and others, about caring for the forests they will use and possibly own in the future.

Pennsylvania's Migrant Songbirds

Every spring forests come alive with the sounds and sights of migrant birds returning to breed: covers the basics of ID, information on life history, and identification.

Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania

This presentation covers the history, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, vector ecology, management tactics, and a brief review of some of the latest research findings on Lyme disease.

Deer Habitat Management

Techniques that landowners and managers can utilize to attain a white-tailed deer herd that is in balance with the forest habitat.

Regenerating Hardwood Forests

Competing plants, deer browse, and insufficient light interfere with tree seedling establishment and growth. Learn about key practices used to successfully establish hardwood forest regeneration.

Beginning Maple Syrup Production

The process of making maple syrup on a small scale, from selecting trees to managing your sugar bush, and what to think about if you want to get bigger and turn it into a business.

James C. Finley Center for Private Forests


416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

James C. Finley Center for Private Forests


416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802