Pennsylvania Forest Landowners Conference

March 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am – March 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College
Penn State Extension

The biennial Pennsylvania Forest Landowners Conference will be held on March 24th and 25th at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA.

This educational and networking conference brings together people who want to know more about forests. Whether you own forested land, hope to one day, or serve as an advocate for woodlands, join others who share your interests and get the knowledge and tools you need to care well for your woods.

With dozens of presentations offered during four learning sessions on Friday and five on Saturday, attendees can choose from a broad range of topics aimed at growing knowledge, building skills, and increasing enjoyment of the woods. There is also ample time to network with other woodland owners around excellent meals and refreshments.

Some of Friday’s presentations include: identification of common trees, creating habitat for forest birds, Pennsylvania ticks, following your log from harvest through to finished product, pitfalls to avoid in managing your forest, conservation easements, getting starting in maple syrup, and many more.

Some of Saturday’s presentations include: forest carbon, pollinators in the forest, biochar, herbicides and invasive plant management, slash walls to exclude deer, managing your forest for wildlife, chainsaw maintenance, riparian buffers, and many more.

Check out the Finley Center’s conference page for presentation descriptions and times:

In addition to the presentations, there are options for in-depth learning through workshops and tours and an exhibit hall to find the resources to help you care well for your woods.

Register for the conference at Or call 1-877-345-0691.

Conference registration is $145 for the full two-day conference, with single day rates offered. Participation in a Friday morning workshop or tour or the Friday evening keynote banquet have additional fees. Scholarships are available.

Please register by March 16th.