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 – unless something changes that planning. decision.

March 19, 2020 6:30 p.m. – Jesse Kreye PhD, Assistant Professor of Fire and Natural Resources Management – Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State University. “A program and talk about Fire and Resource Management.”

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,  2020 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 A.m.  A field trip to Penguin Court – Our host will be Ms. Melissa Reckner.  More information to follow. 

June 13, 2020 (Saturday), 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  10th 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, 9th 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. – A program on “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) - The 4th Annual Walk in Penn’s Woods event. Time and location TBD

October 15, 2020 6:00 p.m. The annual WWIA potluck dinner and business meeting with biennial elections for officers and voting directors for the 2 year term of 2021-2022.  “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 begi
nning at 7:00 – 7:15.