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.
Kizua Dam State Park in the PA Wilds
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.
Public health considerations have put in-person WWIA events on hold, but we hope you'll join us on Earth Day for a virtual gathering: Managing Your Backyard Woods
Join WWIA and DCNR Forester Celine Colbert for a webinar focusing on managing your backyard woods. No matter what size property you have, you'll gain practical tips to create a refuge for native birds, wildlife, and pollinators. We’ll discuss incorporating native plants, dealing with invasive intruders, and maintaining healthy trees. Reservation info to follow!
Read our Winter Newsletter featuring: President’s Report, Forest Healing, Book Reviews, Showcase a Resource,Species Spotlight
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