​​Celebrating 31 years in 2020 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.

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

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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                                 March 19 WWIA Meeting CANCELLED 

Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association's talk titled "Fire and Natural Resource Management" on Thursday, March 19, has been

The speaker was to be Dr. Jesse Kreye, an assistant research professor of fire and natural resources management in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University. Unfortunately, the university has canceled all in-person activities in a proactive response to the potential spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).  We will reschedule Dr. Kreye's talk for a later date. Our apologies for any inconvenience this change in plans causes you.


Cancelled: Making the Most of Your Piece of Nature: DIY Pollinator Workshop, April 18th, 2020, Ligonier, PA

See our 2020 Event calendar here!

​​Read our Winter Newsletter here,featuring: Easements & Rights of Way in Our Forests, Livengood Brothers Count Raptors on Chestnut Ridge, Species Spotlight: Eastern Hemlock, Westmoreland Conservation District, more.

View attorney Ryan Hamilton's recent presentation, "Easements and Right of Ways in our PA Forests".    Download the slides here.  Thank you to Mr. Ryan Hamilton for sharing this information with WWIA at our annual meeting in October, 2019.