Forest Stewardship is dedicated to preserving the health and growth of our forests.

Much of the information you will find on this site is attributed to Penn State’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.  Many of the links will take you to a Penn State web page where you can dive deeper in to information at hand.

Our private forests are at risk. Forest land owners retain hold over their property for an average of 18 years. Often, when the property is sold and left to inheritors, the property is subdivided into smaller plots. Trees are harvested or part of the property is sold to pay estate taxes. To read more on this topic, visit Pennsylvania Private Forest Landowners and Future Plans.