Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Ironmaster's Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace SP 
1212 Pine Grove Rd.
Gardners, PA 17324

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Anna Yelk 
Central Pennsylvania Conservancy 

South Mountain
Woodland Owners Workshop 

Are you a landowner concerned about how the next generation will care for your woodlands? Need information on tax, legal, and health care implications of estate planning?  If so, please join us to hear speakers from Penn State University's Center for Private Forests, American Society of Foresters, and Central PA Conservancy address these questions for you. 

This workshop will present some of the challenges of forest succession planning and opportunities to help you achieve that goal -- from starting the family discussion about the future of your forest, to reducing unintended consequences through estate conservation and financial planning, and ensuring the desired future of your forest.

The cost is $10 per person, includes workshop and dinner. 

5:30-6:30 PM Welcome and Introductions, Workshop Part I

  • Jim Finley, Director, Center for Private Forests and Ibberson Chair of Resources Management,
    Penn State University
  • Allyson Muth, Forest Stewardship Program Associate, Center for Private Forests, Penn State University 

6:30-7:00 PM Dinner Prepared by Artisan PIzza  in Custom Wood-Fired Oven

7:00-8:30 PM Workshop Part II

  • Susan Lacy, Consulting Forester and Financial Planner
  • Anna Yelk and Benjamin Mummert, Central PA Conservancy 

This workshop was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. The grant was awarded through the South Mountain Partnership, with management oversight by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Central PA Conservancy is a partner of the South Mountain Partnership, an alliance of organizations working to preserve and enhance the cultural and natural assets of the South Mountain Landscape in Pennsylvania. To learn more about the South Mountain Partnership, please visit www.southmountainpartnership.org.