Some conservation districts in PA and the USA offer technical assistance on how private landowners can best manage their forested areas. However, Snyder County Conservation District (SCCD) is not one of them. The closest thing SCCD deals with woodland management is gypsy moth monitoring, encouraging riparian buffer tree plantings and conducting our annual tree sale.
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) also encourages riparian buffer tree plantings and proper woodland management. However, most NRCS staff members have limited experience in large-scale forest management.
Therefore, woodland landowners have three options in this area:
- Hiring a private consultant,
- Contact a PA Bureau of Forestry's Service Forester,
- Or a combination of the two.
If you choose to contact a PA Bureau of Forestry's Service Forester, please call 570-922-3344 at the Bald Eagle State Forest headquarters near Laurelton along PA 45. The Bureau of Forestry is part of the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR).
If you wish to hire a private consultant, call the Bald Eagle State Forest headquarters at 570-922-3344 to secure a list of certified forestry consultants.