NIFA Award for Forest Owner Carbon and Climate Education (FOCCE) program

February 10, 2022

Researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will use a newly awarded $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with 13 other land-grant universities in the eastern U.S. to create an education program that would help private forests owners adapt to and mitigate climate change.

Social Value of Bird Conservation on Private Forest Lands in Pennsylvania, USA

November 9, 2021

We use non-market valuation techniques to understand the economic value of private lands conservation to help sustain bird populations.

Exploring Carbon Market Opportunities for Forest Owners in the US

November 9, 2021

Emerging carbon market opportunities have the potential to help forest owners be sustainable land stewards.

Examination of the Consumers Role in the Pet Turtle Trade and Turtle Conservation

November 9, 2021

Understanding which turtles are most preferable and the types of consumers that engage in the trade may be critical in making recommendations for more sustainable and ethical practices.

Public Attitudes Towards Birds and Private Forest Land Conservation

November 9, 2021

Graduate student Sadikshya Sharma explores drivers of conservation by describing which kinds of perspectives people have about birds and private forest management.

What people want to know about forest benefits and values

March 28, 2019

The Forest Benefits and Values Program, lead by Assistant Professor Melissa M. Kreye , helps advocates of conservation connect with the latest research about the value of conserved lands.