Member organizations are requested to attend WeConservePA’s annual meeting of members to elect WeConservePA board members and meet WeConservePA officers and staff.
This event will be immediately followed by the WeConservePA Winter Lecture, “Keeping Pennsylvania’s Privately-Owned Forests Intact and Working: Opportunities for Land Conservation,” from 10:15 to 11:15 am. You can attend one without the other. In any case, the same registration is used for both the annual meeting and winter lecture.
Since its inception in 2011, the James C. Finley Center for Private Forests at Penn State has conducted applied research and education programs to understand privately-owned forests and engage with forest landowners of the state. With the most recent forest landowner survey, we have new insights into landowner values, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as understanding of their plans for the future of their land. This presentation will cover some highlights of the survey along with research on goals for the future and opportunities for the land conservation community to support shared values of protecting forestland for future generations.