Contact WWIA:

Contact us  or  724-972-2946  or  724-925-1667


WWIA’s mission is to encourage good management of  woodlands for aesthetics, timber, water quality and control, wildlife habitat, plant propagation, and recreation. The group holds regular programs and field trips throughout the year. 

We are private citizens committed to increasing the utilization of local timber resources without degrading the beauty and  riches of our forests. WWIA provides members with opportunities to increase their knowledge of proper woodland care through forestry education programs, the appreciation of conservation practices, fieldtrips and indoor lectures.      
     Those of us who own forest land control a valuable asset. Although trees are renewable resources, careless logging can upset the forest's delicate balance for many years. Managing our woodlands is an ethical challenge to look beyond immediate personal needs and leave a living forest legacy to future generations.
    As the demand for high-quality wood continues to rise, woodland owners will receive unsolicited offers for their trees from timber buyers. Lack of professional knowledge in marketing and selling your timber often results in obtaining only a fraction of the value and may permanently downgrade the quality and quantity of your woodlot. The decision to harvest trees should be based on the management plan developed according to the landowner's long-term objectives. Woodland management programs provide a means for limited resources to be used in the most productive and environmentally sound way.             
    As a member of the Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association, you will learn more about productive ways to use forest resources while preserving their natural beauty for future generations.  

    The future of our county forests depends on you. Make an informed choice--join Westmoreland Woodland Improvement Association today.

Email John Hilewick at for more information.

Officers - 2024
   President: John Hilewick
   VP: Fred Lau
   Secretary: Terry Gates
   Treasurer: Tony Quadro

Voting Directors: Judith Gallagher--Publicity, Mary Jane Busch, Tim Troup, Russ Davies,  Rodney Gerhart 
Associate Directors:

Bill Baber

Raul Chiesa  

Neva Shields

 Janet Sredy          

Professional Technical Advisors:  
Levi Canon, DCNR - BOF Service Forester
Michael Doucette - DCNR - BOF Service Forester
Russell Gibbs - DCNR - BOF Service Forester


                         We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit 

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