Erosion & Sedimentation Control in Our Forests Workshop

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – April 10, 2017 – The Conservation Districts of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter, Tioga, and Warren counties, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, are sponsoring a day-long workshop for foresters, loggers, logging contractors, and private landowners.

The workshop will be held on Thursday April 20, 2017 at Jay Township Fire Hall, 3161 Cleveland St., Byrnedale, PA 15827 from 8 AM to 4 PM. An afternoon field session will be held on a nearby property belonging to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to put morning session information into practice.

Participants should be dressed to be outside during the afternoon field session. The training is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The workshop will cover erosion & sedimentation guidelines, best management practices for timber operations and harvests, practical information for planning the timber harvest and considerations during & after the harvest, and on-site field work in Timber Harvest Planning and Layout. Professional credits are available for Continuing Education (PA Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Society of American Foresters (pending CFE credits); SFI credits require an additional $20.00 fee).

Workshop cost is $15.00 per person, which includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. Please pre-register for the course no later than April 13th by contacting the Elk County Conservation District at 814-776-5373 or email Kate Yetzer at kyetzer@countyofelkpa.com