Monday, May 14, 2012

Penn State Extension Offering Woodlot Management Course

Penn State Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Penn State School of Forest Resources, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and The Nature Conservancy are proud to provide you with an opportunity to learn about sustainable forestry through our Caring For Your Woods I: Essential Principles course. This is a two part course. To complete the entire course attendance at two evening sessions is necessary.

The course will be held at the Susquehanna County Courthouse Annex, Montrose, PA on the evenings of June 20 and 27, 2012 from 6-8:30 PM. This course is designed for private forest landowners, professional timber harvesters, sportsmen and women, and other outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning the essential principles about how to care for woodland. This is an opportunity to talk to natural resource management professionals who have experience in managing forest resources.

The course will cover such topics as forest history, ecology, management techniques, and best management practices. It includes both indoor lecture and outdoor discussions. This course will strengthen your knowledge of sustainable forest management. Without sustainable management forests will not provide future generations with the same quality resources we have today. A follow-up course entitled CFYW-II: Making Good Decisions will be offered in the near future.

For more information on progam contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in Centre County at 814-355-4897 or e-mail To register go click here or call toll-free 877-489-1398. The registration fee is $20.00 per person and includes refreshments and educational materials. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 15th. Participants must be pre-registered.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Centre County Cooperative Extension at 814-355-4897 in advance of your participation of visit.

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