The Last Bats in Pennsylvania: Bat Ecology and White-Nose Syndrome

The ecology of Pennsylvania’s only flying mammals and how the recent outbreak of white-nose syndrome has affected their populations.

Wildland Fire and Fire Prevention

When and how wildfires start, how fires are put out, and the influence of weather and season of the year on wildfires, and the use of prescribed fire and controlled burning as a tool.

Attracting Wildlife with “Weeds”

Many of our ecologically important native plants are perceived as weeds when in actuality they are beneficial to wildlife and useful for creating wildlife habitat in your backyard.

Concepts of Forest Declines

Understanding the role of tree and forest decline events in a changing world of weather extremes and introduction of exotic pests and disease agents, particularly beech bark disease, butternut canker and myriad others.

Visual Identification of Wood

An introduction to visual, or macroscopic, wood identification and includes characteristics such as color, figure, cross-section, and hardness features.

More Income from Your Property: Evaluating and Choosing a Natural Resource-Based Enterprise

Each year, woodland owners start new enterprises to make the most of their land. This webinar leads potential business owners through an evaluation process to launch a successful natural resource-based business.

Asian Longhorned Beetle: Raising Awareness of Forest Pests

Asian longhorned beetle has been found in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. Become more aware of this threat and get more eyes on the forest to watch for its presence.

Making the Grade: Trees to Lumber

The relationship between lumber grades, log grades and tree grades with respect to estimating the quality and quantity of lumber one may expect to recover from the board, log, or tree, respectively.

Timber Taxation

Income, estate and the property taxes all apply to forestland: tax incentives, tax tips to save money, and tax planning as a component of forest management.

Legacy Planning: Where to Get Help

Planning a woodland legacy involves considering many factors from making a plan to knowing how and where to find the help you will need.

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