Please register at 724-837-5271 for these programs.

September 30, 9:00 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. Rus Davies will host  a field trip to High Horizons Tree Farm on Chestnut Ridge. Rus will give a brief history of the property, which had been willed to the Western PA Conservancy and had a conservation easement on it. There will also be some exhibits for guests to peruse, as well as a walk to see various aspects of his forest management.

October 14, 9:00 a.m. Forbes State Forest hosts Managing Your Woodlands: A Forum for Landowners in Southwest PA at the Penn State Fayette campus. The Forum will offer a day of presentations focused around forest management, given by professionals from around the state. Registration is $15 and includes a catered lunch. For more information or to register, please call (724)-238-1200 or visit Eventbrite.

October 19, 6:00 p.m. Annual WWIA potluck dinner and business meeting,followed by a presentation by Bob McBride, a retired DCNR Bureau of Forestry service forester and an associate director of WWIA. Bob’s talk will include the video A History of Pennsylvania Forests, which features Jim Nelson, who was born and raised in the Allegheny National Forest, received his forestry degree from Penn State, and was director of the Pennsylvania Bureau from 1989 to1994.