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Forest restoration workshop at Milford Experimental Forest


PIKE COUNTY, PA — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group for a free forest restoration workshop on Saturday, May 10 at Grey Towers National Historic Site and the Milford Experimental Forest, a privately owned research forest. Learn how to improve the health of your forest.

The workshop includes two sessions: an indoor session from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Grey Towers, and an outdoor session from 1 to 3 p.m. at the nearby forest. Participants are welcome to attend the whole day or just for the morning or afternoon. Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and be prepared for a hike on rocky and sloping terrain.

In the morning session, hear from Peter Pinchot, forest landowner, about the history of the Milford Experimental Forest and the challenges that many private landowners face in the region. Hear how climate change is affecting and will continue to affect forest ecology and management in the Upper Delaware River watershed from Susan Beecher of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. After lunch, drive to the Milford Experimental Forest and hear from forest landowner Leila Pinchot about a current pipeline restoration project while you tour forest restoration sites and discuss deer management, wildlife habitat management, biodiversity and tree-planting techniques.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at 570/226-3164, 845/583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org for more information.