The retreat coordinators, from left: Dr. Allyson Muth, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences; Amanda Subjin and Cindy Taylor, Delaware Highlands Conservancy; and Nancy Baker, PA landowner.
The retreat includes classroom instruction as well as field trips and hands-on learning at The Highlights Foundation facility in Boyds Mills, PA.
Delaware Highlands Conservancy Board President Karen Lutz with Land Protection Coordinator Susan LaCroix and Executive Director Diane Rosencrance.
Attendees created cognitive maps to assist in setting goals for their forestland.
Cindy Dunn, Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Ellen Shultzabarger, the state forester for Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Shultzabarger is the first female state forester for PA.
Learning to measure tree dimensions with a Biltmore stick from Sarah Hall-Bagdonas, Northern Tier Hardwood Association.
Thank you to Fox Hill Farm for the beautiful flowers for the retreat!
Learning about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest making its way into our region.
Learning from Dr. Beth Brantley (left), Penn State Mont Alto.
Retreat coordinators Allyson Muth and Amanda Subjin.
Attendees visited a recent timber harvest.
Learning to identify plants using a dichotomous key.
Oz attended the retreat as well, and took his education extremely seriously.