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", as well as on other lands.  Presenter: Mr. Ryan

Hamilton, attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, an expert on environmental law. He

serves on several local boards including the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association and has a great deal

of experience with utility ROW laws. Join us and learn how complying with ROW laws is aligned with

WWIA's goal to promote "productive ways to use forest resources while preserving their natural beauty".

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.



2020 Calendar of Programming Events


January 9, 2020 6:30 p.m. - “Discovering and Modeling Raptor(hawk) Migration on the
Westernmost Ridge in the Allegheny Mountains.” (Chestnut Ridge) A program to be
presented by; Peter & Calvin Livengood, students at California University of
Pennsylvania.


February 21, 2020, - Winter Recess – due to weather.


March 19, 2020 6:30 p.m. - Program TBD


April 16, 2020 6:30 p.m. – A program presentation by Mr. Kevin Yoder of The Nature
Conservancy (TNC), PA Chapter; “A Small Landowner – Family Forest Carbon Capture
Program”.


May 16 or 23, 2020 (Saturday), 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A field trip to Penguin Court – tentative.


June 13, 2020 (Saturday), 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 10 a.m.
Annual Forbes State Forest field
trip, tour and skills day event. Final program topic is yet to be determined, as well as
any additional “activities” as briefly discussed at the picnic table during our lunch break
during last June’s annual event.


July / August, 2020 – Normally a time of event hiatus due to summer busyness.
Potential for a summer program event / field day experience upon the proposal by
member Bob Phillips. He has approached the leadership with the possibility of him
hosting an event at his woodland property in Fairfield Township. Details, scope of event
programming and logistics are yet TBD.


September 17, 2020 6:30 p.m. – “How to Handle Storm Water and Its
Effects”. Tentative – Presenter likely to be from The Westmoreland Conservation
District staff or from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.


October 4, 2020 (Sunday) - 
Annual Walk in Penn’s Woods event. Time and
location TBD


October 15, 2020 6:00 p.m. Annual WWIA potluck dinner and business meeting
with biennial elections for officers and voting directors. “Potential” program event topic.
“A How to Book – Deer Management for Forest Landowners and Managers” – As a
presentation by the authors & editors; Mr. Michael Eckley and Dr. David deCalesta. A
5:30 social half hour would precede dinner at 6:00 with the business meeting and
elections prior to the program presentation beginning at 7:00 – 7:15.


We strongly encourage the membership to become involved in identifying potential
program topics and presenters for our presently open March meeting date.