Raul Chiesa and Janet Sredy own forest land in Forward Township, Allegheny County. They are certified tree farmers and were recognized in 2015 as the National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. Read their recent Op-Ed: Protect Pennsylvania's Forests
WWIA VP Fred Lau, WWIA President John Hilewick, WCD directors Emil Bove & Kim Miller with the presentation piece to WWIA as the recipients of the 2019 J. Roy Huston Conservation Partnership Award.
Next up: Thursday, October 21: Sarah Hall-Bagdonis,AFF (American Forest Foundation) on Carbon Capture talk and annual meeting. Please watch this space for information.
Missed Managing your Backyard Woods on Apr. 22? Find the program recording on our Events page
Download Penn State's "A Guide to Selling Timber"
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We are saddened to share of the sudden and tragic passing of Dr. Jim Finley. Jim was killed instantly when cutting down a tree on the Finley property in Ridgway.
We will pass along information on the sharing of condolences as it becomes available. As the forestry community processes this loss, we ask that you keep Jim's wife Linda, son Andy, and surviving family in your thoughts.
Celebrating 32 years in 2021 of maintaining, preserving, and enjoying woodlands
The Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association provides a forum for all those who have an interest in woodlands. WWIA recognizes woodlands as renewable resources, and encourages their management for aesthetics, timber, water quality and control, wildlife habitat, plant propagation and recreation. Members of WWIA learn about productive ways to use forest resources while preserving their natural beauty.
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