Pa. Residents Encouraged to Practice Sustainable Forestry


September 9, 2021

Did you know that Pennsylvania is nearly 60 percent forested? Approximately 70 percent of this land is owned by over 750,000 private forestland owners. Most of the remainder (25 percent) is owned by the public in the form of state forests, game lands and national forests. While our public forests are professionally managed and cared for in a sustainable fashion, our privately owned woodlands are the focus of ongoing efforts to promote the practice of sustainable forestry.

What is sustainable forestry? “Sustainable” means to maintain, continue, and keep, while “forestry” is the scie...

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