​​Celebrating 30 years in 2019 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.

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

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Coming events:

October 17,  6:00 p.m. The annual WWIA potluck dinner and business meeting will be followed by a presentation on " Utility Right of Ways in Our Forests" More information

​​Read our Fall Newsletterhere,featuring: Forbes State Forest Field Trip and  Leslie Horner's Woodland Regeneration Workshops Recaps, Tulip Poplars, 
Partners for Fish and Wildlife
at California University of PA, and more!

Check out our newest blog post from Jessica Salter:  A Forester's Frequently Asked Questions​​