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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Forest Restoration workshop set at Milford Experimental Forest

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  • MILFORD TWP. - Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, and the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group for a forest restoration workshop on Saturday, May 10th at Grey Towers National Historic Site and the Milford Experimental Forest, a privately owned research forest in Pike County. Learn how to improve the health of your forest.
       The workshop includes two sessions: an indoor session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historic Site, and an outdoor session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the nearby Milford Experimental Forest. Participants can are welcome to attend the whole day or just the morning or afternoon session. 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 at Grey Towers National Historic Site, hear from Peter Pinchot, forest landowner, about the history of the Milford Experimental Forest and the challenges that many private landowners face in our region after having the opportunity to share your own questions or concerns. Later, hear how climate change is impacting—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 Leila Pinchot, Peter’s daughter and forest landowner, about a current pipeline restoration project while you tour restoration sites along the pipeline, 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. Please call the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org to register and receive directions. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org for more information on other upcoming events.
          This program is sponsored by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group, the Grey Towers National Historic Site, and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation.
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