Category Archives: FORT 250

Shale Drilling Monitoring on State Forests

I heard a story on WITF this morning, as part of the State Impact project, about a project in DCNR to study the effects of shale drilling for gas on state forests. The program was launched in 2010 with very … Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Changing Firewood Industry

This winter (13/14) has been brutal so far. There has been a huge increase in the demand for energy sources from all sources. This recent article in the Chambersburg Public Opinion highlights the high demand for fuelwood this winter. A … Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Report on The Woods in Your Backyard

For Forest Management Practices, I am asking students to read The Woods in Your Backyard and write their impressions on its content and how it presents the information. Following are the questions that they will be using.The Woods in Your… Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forest Regrowth Article in Washington Post

This article in today’s Washington highlights the destruction and regrowth of the eastern forests. It also describes challenges to maintaining the health of the forests ( invasive plants and lack of wildfire) and wildlife ( lack of deer predators). What… Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Video Tips

For the most part yesterday’s video filming lab with the Flip video cameras went well. There are, however, some things that could be improved for future efforts.Filming TipsYesterday was an overcast day. It would have been better to have full… Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Communicating Forestry with Videos

Forest technology students in the Forest Management practices made instructional videos on forestry topics around campus yesterday. The Flip video cameras are easy to use and the enclosed software makes editing simple. This is a learning process, though. I think… Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Financial Decision Criteria

This week’s storms have put a real dent in our progress. I just wanted to summarize what your should be able to do at this point:Using the formula tree you should be able to choose the correct financial analysis formula… Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Leave a comment

Lowe’s and Forest Sustainability

Lowe’s is one of the biggest home centers in the U.S. It is consistently listed as the no. 2 chain. Anyone walking through a Lowe’s store will notice most of the forest products sport a sustainability sticker of one kind… Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Quiz Bowl at the Allegheny SAF Winter Meeting

Penn State Mont Alto forestry students participated in the Quiz Bowl at the Allegheny SAF Winter meeting in State College on February 19. Frank Grano, Eric Monger, and Mark MizakWatching the Quiz BowlDespite a valiant comeback Mont Alto lost to… Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250, Observations | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mont Alto State Park Controversy

P1050084 Originally uploaded by P_Linehan. Is this facility out of place? This new latrine was installed at Mont Alto State Park last fall causing an uproar among local residents. Many say it destroys the scenery of the historic park…. Continue reading

Posted in FORT 250 | Tagged , | Leave a comment