Celebrating 34years in 2023 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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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.
In the news...
Welcome Levi Canon, DCNR's new Urban Forester at Forbes State Forest.
"Hello, My name is Levi Canon. I started as the Service Forester, with urban forestry emphasis, in December of 2022. I cover all six counties in the Forbes Forest District 4 (Allegheny, Westmoreland, Somerset, Fayette, Greene and Washington). I previously worked as the Forest Technician on Forbes State Forest for the 2022 season. Prior to that, I worked for Bartlett Tree Experts Company for three years and spent a summer working for the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado.
I have an Associate degree in Forest Technology from Penn State Mont Alto. I look forward to meeting and working all of you."
Read the WWIA Summer newsletter here. In this issue:
President's Message, In Memoriam: Dr. William B. Courtney, Upcoming events, Species Spotlight: American Beech, and more.
Please check back soon for more upcoming events!
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
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