Forest Landowner Conference

Forests Are Our Future

Opening Keynote Speech at Penn State University’s Forest Landowner Conference, March, 2019.   

The invitation to open this large and prestigious 2-day conference was dangerously flattering.  Not only did it give me the opportunity to visit my revered PA friend and writer, Marcia Bonta, and her 640 glorious acres of new old-growth.  It also emboldened me to point out to the audience how much Penn’s Woods have changed from the original vision in 1681.   

Faced with 600 fellow private forestland […]