Keeping Pennsylvania’s Privately-Owned Forests Intact and Working: Opportunities for Land Conservation
WeConservePA Winter Lecture
This event begins promptly at 10:15 am and is preceded by WeConservePA’s annual meeting of members. 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.
Allyson B. Muth | Director, James C. Finley Center for Private Forests at Penn State.
Allyson Brownlee Muth began at Penn State in 2004 working with the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards Volunteer Program and conducting outreach to forest landowners across the state (and beyond). She is now an assistant research professor and the director of the James C. Finley Center for Private Forests at Penn State. Allyson has degrees in forestry and an Ed.D. with an emphasis in Collaborative Learning. She has worked in the forest industry and for private consulting firms and has a strong interest in peer learning and in creating dialogue to advance understanding of forest stewardship issues and opportunities.