This may be the single best forestry video I've ever seen. It conveys the sense of stewardship that most professional foresters share with so many forest landowners, and helps even non-landowners understand that forestry, well-done, is a commitment to the well-being of the land, those who live on it, and even those who just rely on it to be there, generations from now. Share it with your friends.
Timber Harvesting for Private Landowners from White Cliff Productions on Vimeo.
While this story was produced in Montana, most states have similar programs and resources. In Pennsylvania, here are some great places to get involved.
Pennsylvania Forest Landowners Conferences
Pennsylvania Woodland Owners Associations by County
Pennsylvania Forests Web Seminars
Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry News and Events
The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would beWithout wood.
Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood