Forestry Terminology: Jargon or Jive?

The rich language of forestry – forestry terms and unique words.

White-tailed Deer: Pennsylvania's Keystone Species

White-tailed deer biology, habitat requirements for food, cover, water and space, and management practices to improve food and cover availability and balance deer populations with available habitat.

Remediation and Stabilization Strategies for Disturbed Forest Sites

Understanding the physical dynamics of sites and restoring desired vegetation on disturbed forest sites by having a plan of action and knowing where to get help.

Forest Soils

Fundamentals of forest soils and how they impact tree growth and forest health.

Shale Gas Development and Landscape Changes

Bird abundance and distribution as impacted by shale gas development, and strategies for reducing negative impacts through habitat restoration.

Assessing Your Forest: TUSAF

The Treatment Unit Sustainability Assessment Form (TUSAF) provides a tool to assess whether a planned or completed timber harvest will yield a sustainable outcome.

Vernal Pools

Learn about vernal pool structure, wildlife species that use the pools, conserving vernal pools and where to find help in caring for them.

Tracking Movements of White-tailed Deer in Pennsylvania Forests

Each year up to 80 deer are fitted with satellite GPS collars that collect thousands of locations a year. Dr. Duane Diefenbach shares some insights into deer movement behavior as it relates to the fall hunting seasons and the rut.

Teaching Youth about Forests

Do you want to encourage and inspire youth to love the woods?

Top Issues Faced by Woodland Owners

Hopefully your woodlands bring levels of satisfaction and enjoyment to life; however, you likely have questions, issues, challenges, and uncertainties associated with your land.

Center for Private Forests


416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests


416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802