Woodland Owners of the 

  Southern Alleghenies

2021 Events:

    SAVE THE DATE --  Annual Forestry and Wildlife 2021 Conference
       Date:  Saturday, March 6, 2021             
POSTPONED due to the Covid

   Recorded Zoom Program -- "Caring for the Land, the Future and Each Other"
       Presentation Date:  Tuesday, March 23, 2021                                              
       Speaker:  Curt Meine, Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation

            Summary of Presentation: "Aldo Leopold defined land as 'a community to which we belong.' The land ethic that he

            proposed called for us to regard land with 'love and respect,' and to be caretakers of land on behalf of allits members

            and future generations. As landowners and land stewards, there has never been a more important time to be acting

            with a land ethic in mind--and to contribute to the further development of that ethic."

       Link to the recording:  https://psu.zoom.us/rec/share/7AWomtr37ni9Wi5ZYUImXL5GISfBJ5Vc3ZdJyKMJfQIaCH8dy2Q3DN8YhSkN9tVX.gi-Gm0Rb6JUs-ln2

    WOSA Work Day  at Sulzbacher Demonstration Forest
       Date:  Wednesday, May 19, 2021 
       Time:  9am - noon       NOTE:  We will not meet if there’s a steady rain.                                    
       Location: along Big Creek Road, about 8 miles south of Clearville, Pa

       Directions:  from Everett:

             take 26 South for about 8 miles to Clearville
             in Clearville, stay straight ahead; the road becomes Rockhill Road/Rock Hill Church Road

             stay on Rockhill Road for 0.6 miles

             take a right onto Big Creek Road.  Stay on Big Creek Road for 6.3 winding miles

             continue past Shreves Chapel Road (dirt road on the Right) for 0.6 miles
             just after the curve, turn right when you see the large WOSA sign; follow the gravel lane up the hill
       Purpose:  removing and/or treating invasive plants and building some brush piles

       Notes:  bring your own water and lunch, as well as tick spray and work gloves

                    WOSA will provide hand sanitizer

                    if you have, also bring chainsaw and personal safety equipment (chaps, helmet, gloves), loppers, handsaw, pruners
        Questions:  Contact Mike Jackson at 814-652-9268

    WOSA Work Day  at Sulzbacher Demonstration Forest
       Date:  Tuesday, June 22, 2021 
       Time:  9am - noon       NOTE:  We will not meet if there’s a steady rain.                                    

   Forest Management Plan --  CANCELLED due to COVID

      Date:  Saturday, September 25

      Time:   1pm

      Location:  Shawnee State Park

   Penn's Woods Sunday

      Date:   Sunday, October 3

      Location:  statewide walks throughout PA

      For Details See:  http://sites.psu.edu/walkinpennswoods

    WOSA Annual Picnic

      Date:  Sunday, October 10th - rain or shine

      Time:  2pm - dark

      Location:  John & Joanne Boggess - for directions, see "WOSA Picnic Invite" button

      If Planning on Attending:  confirm with John Boggess by October 4th  724-331-6106 or John.Boggess@comcast.net

      Note:  WOSA will provide all tableware, Everett Foodliner chicken, and drinks

                  Please bring a covered dish or dessert to share; and if you like a lawn chair

      Presentation after lunch:  Using a Drone to Learn More About Your Property;  Mike Taylor, owner and founder of 107pros

   Forest Management Plans Workshop for Forest Landowners
      Date:  Saturday, October 23                    
POSTPONED due to the Covid
      Time:   1-4 pm
      Location:  Shawnee State Park - State Park Regional Office

                435 State Park Road

                Schellsburg, PA

      Presenters: Calvin Norman - how Carbon Programs help landowners with funding for plans and habitat improvements

                Josh Rittenhouse - how Forest Management Plans are written and how plans help get more funding

      Cost:  free but you must register by October 19 - call Mike Jackson 814-652-9268 or e-mail mljackson2@embarqmail.com

      Note:  light refreshments will be provided

    WOSA Work Day  at Sulzbacher Demonstration Forest Workday
       Date:  Wednesday, October 27 
       Time:  9am - noon       NOTE:  We will not meet if there’s a steady rain.    

       Purpose:  working on a trail which has been flagged and girdling sawtooth oak trees                                

   WOSA Annual Meeting & Dinner

      Date:  Wednesday, November 10

      Time:  Board Meeting - 5pm

                  Dinner - 6pm

      Costs:  WOSA members $24 per person;  non-members $30 per person

      Location:  Bedford American Legion - upstairs

                  3721 US 220 Business, Bedford, PA

      Presentation:  Forester Steve Wacker reminiscing about "the good old days" and looking towards the future of Penn's


      Dinner:  Stuffed chicken breast, cole slaw, green beans, baked potato and homemade desserts provided by Debbie Magill

      Note:  please wear a mask and follow CDC guidelines