Saturday, September 12, Cumberland Woodland Owners Association Meeting at Penn State Mont Alto, 9:00 am to noon.
Beth Brantley, Craig Houghton, and Peter Linehan, forestry faculty at Penn State Mont Alto, will host the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association meeting on Saturday, September 12th at Penn State Mont Alto from 9:00 am to noon. They have put together a very interesting and educational schedule for the day, so please plan to attend. The day will include visiting the deer exclosure at the site of the historic Cold Spring Hotel, the American chestnut plantation, the Crop tree management silviculture treatments, and the new LT-70 Wood-Mizer saw mill at Penn State Mont Alto. A bus will be available for travel to the sites and some walking may be involved. See the full agenda and additional information below.
On Saturday, September 12 plan to meet at 9:00AM in the Heritage room at the Mill Café on campus. There will be some parking at Conklin Hall in the visitor spots and or you can park in the commuter lot as you enter campus. The commuter parking lot is the first driveway on the right after crossing the bridge onto campus Directions to campus are available at: http://www.ma.psu.edu/Information/directions.htm. A Campus map is available at: http://www.ma.psu.edu/Information/map.htm (Conklin Hall is #13, The Mill Cafe is #9, and the commuter parking lot is the first driveway on the right after crossing the bridge onto campus. Virtual tour of Penn State Mont Alto: http://www.ma.psu.edu/.
Saturday, September 12 Agenda: Beth Brantley, Craig Houghton, and Peter Linehan, forestry faculty at Penn State Mont Alto, will host the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association meeting.
9:00AM - gather at the Mill Café on the Penn State Mont Alto campus for coffee, juice, and pastries followed by a brief presentation on the Forest Technology associate degree program.
9:45AM - load Penn State Mont Alto 21-passenger bus (Some may need to car-pool if there are more than 18 members attending) and travel to the Waynesboro Watershed in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, PA (approximately 8 miles east of Mont Alto) to view the following. NOTE: There will be some walking involved but we will drive the bus as close to the sites as possible. Those who don’t care to walk can see most of the sites from the bus. We will bring drinking water too. Hardhats are not required.
• Deer exclosure at the site of the historic Cold Spring Hotel
• American chestnut plantation and if we have time,
• Crop tree management silviculture treatments
11:00AM – travel back to campus to view the new LT-70 Wood-Mizer saw mill