October 1, 2023
  • Walk in Penn's Woods

    October 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Please join the Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association, Manada Conservancy, and the DCNR Bureau of Forestry as we host a Walk In Penn’s Woods at the Paul Troutman Forest Demonstration Area on the Haldeman Tract of the Weiser State Forest, near Elizabethville, PA. This program is free and open to the public.

    Anyone interested in forestry and wildlife related topics is encouraged to attend. This walk will feature an easy 1 mile hike through the Demonstration Area with discussion led by DCNR Service Forester Andy Brought. The purpose of the demonstration area is to provide a learning opportunity to the public on timber harvesting techniques by showing how a forest develops after the harvest. Timber harvesting is a very complex procedure that involves thoughtful planning and coordination of all parties involved including the property owner, forester, and timber buyer. Furthermore, the demonstration area displays how different harvesting methods are applied for healthy/sustainable future forests, clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. 

    Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Penn’s Woods! With a bit of luck hopefully, we get to see some of those beautiful fall colors developing as well!

    To register, please email the Conservancy at or call 717-566-4122.

    DIRECTIONS to the meeting areaFrom Harrisburg, take Rt. 322 west to the Clark’s Ferry/Rt. 147 exit. Take 147 North toward Halifax.  At a stop light, turn left onto 225 North. Go past Sheetz and into Halifax. In town, bear to the right to stay on 225 North. Continue on 225 North for 8 miles. Turn right onto Mountain House Road.  In about a half mile, turn left at the Weiser State Forest sign (Deitrich Road, unmarked). After ¾ mile, turn right at stop sign.  After another ¾ mile, bear right onto White Oak Road (gravel). Continue past the Weiser State Forest Haldeman Field Office (stone house) on the left. Go a half mile past the Haldeman Field Office; the parking area for the demonstration area is on the right side of White Oak Road.
    GPS Coordinates: 40.539401545220784, -76.77686538732992

November 2, 2023
  • A Path Forward: Local Climate Action

    November 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory At Hershey Gardens, 170 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, USA (Map)

    Pennsylvania recently adopted a state-wide Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions.  What does that mean for local residents and townships? In this panel-style presentation, representatives from the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Penn State University, and Derry Township will discuss the state’s climate action plan and how local townships can use research tools to create their own climate action plans.  

    To register for this free program, email