2018 Events:


   21st Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference

       The Future of Deer and Forests
       Date:  Saturday, March 10, 2018    

       Time:  8:30am - 4:30pm                                            
       Location: Bedford American Legion - Upper Level                                   

                         3721 US-220 Business, Bedford, PA  

       Directions: Business 220/North Richard Street, north of Bedford, just past the Bedford Elementary School; 

       Cost:  $10 per WOSA  member & $15 non-member

       Note:  send check payable to WOSA to P.O. Box 253, Everett, PA 15537

                   Reservations must be postmarked by February 28th to guarantee lunch

     

          

   Forest Regeneration and Wildlife Assessment  -- free

     Date:  Monday, March 26th

     Time:  6pm

     Location:  Bedford High School

     Note:  no charge; co-sponsored by the Center for Private Forests and the Bedford Bird and Nature Club



   Oyster Mushroom Inoculation Workshop
     Date:  Saturday, April 28th
     Time:  9am
     Location:  John and Joanne Boggess' house (Alum Bank)
     Note:  $5 WOSA members, $10 for non-members

                 take some spawn home with you!



  Field Day for Landowners

     Date:  Saturday, June 9th
     Time:  10am - 3:30pm
    RSVP:  by June 2nd

     Location:  Shawnee State Park Office  (NOTE:  NOT Regional Office)

                        132 State Park Road, Schellsburg

     Registration including lunch:  $10;  WOSA members $5
     Send Check Payable to:  WOSA,  PO Box 253,  Everett, PA 15537
     NOTE:  Event will take place Rain or Shine    



  Field Day for Landowners
     Date:
  Saturday, June 16th
     Time:  10am - 3:30pm

     RSVP:  by June 9th
     Location:  Buchanan State Forest Office
                        25185 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg 

     Registration including lunch:  $10;  WOSA members $5

     Send Check Payable to:  WOSA,  PO Box 253,  Everett, PA 15537

     NOTE:  Event will take place Rain or Shine

                       


  Where to Find Resources for Help? -- free

     Date:  Monday, June 25th
     Time:  6pm
     Location:  Buchanan State Forest Office

                        25185 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg


 

  Annual Picnic
     Date:  Sunday, September 23rd
     Time:  2pm - 5pm
     Location:  Jack & Eileen Gilbert 

                         636 Winegardner Road, Schellsburg

     Provided:   pulled pork, corn-on-the-cob, rolls, condiments, tableware, napkins, and bottled water  

     What to Bring:  covered dish to share and optional lawn chairs     

     RSVP: John Boggess by September 16th at 724-331-6106 or john.boggess@comcast.net  

      let John know 1. how many plan to attend

                               2. how many corn-on-the-cob you plan to eat

                               3. what covered dish or dessert you will bring



  A Walk in Penn's Wood

     Date:  Sunday, October 7th
     Locations and Times: 

               Bedford County: Mike and Laura Jackson

                           Black Valley Road - 2.5 miles south of Everett

                   Time: 2pm

               Fulton County: Dave Scamardella

                           1858 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg

                   Time: 1pm



  Annual Meeting & Banquet

     Date:  Wednesday, November 14th
     Tentative Time:  Board Meeting: 5pm - everyone is welcome to attend

                                   Annual Meeting: 5:45pm

                                   Dinner: 6pm
     Location:  Slick's Ivy Stone Restaurant
                        8785 William Penn Road, Osterburg, PA                    
     Speakers:   Tom Ford

     Topic:  Tick and Lyme Disease
     Menu:  tba



  SAVE THE DATE  --  2019

  22nd Annual Forestry & Wildlife Conference

      Clean Water Grows on Trees

       Date:  Saturday March 2, 2019

       Location:  Bedford American Legion


  

POSTPONED till the Fall


  Woodland Owners of the 

  Southern Alleghenies

2017 Events:


   20th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference

       Forest & Wildlife Management in the 21st Century: Balancing Deer & Native Plants
       Date:  March 11, 2017     8:30 am - 4:30 pm                                            
       Location: Bedford American Legion - Lower Level                                   

                         3721 US-220 Business, Bedford, PA  

       Directions: Business 220 north of Bedford, just past the Bedford Elementary School; drive around back to the lower level

       Cost:  $10 WOSA members  Non-WOSA members $15 

       Menu:    make your own sandwiches, hot soups, dessert, ice tea and coffee



   Chainsaw Safety Training with Tony Tresselt
       TENTATIVE Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2017  

       Time:  registration 8am  training: 8:30am - 4:30pm
       Location:  Tenley Park in Everett
       Cost:  $30 WOSA member  $35 non-members     

       Note:  bring your own chainsaw and personal protective equipment, if you can
       Contact: Dave Scamardella 717-485-3148  

 
   Plant Identification Walk

   with DCNR Staff: Kelly Sitch, Botanist;  Andrew Rohrbaugh, Botanist & Dave Scamardella, Forester
       Date:  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9am -  Noon
       Location:  Kerper Tract of Buchanan State Forest

       Directions:  from the intersection of US Rt 30 (Lincoln Way West) & US Rt 522 (2nd St./Great Cove Rd) in McConnellsburg

                             right turn - south on US Rt 522 for 6.5 miles

                             left turn - south on Route 928 - Big Cove Tannery Rd for a little over 1 mile

                             meet at the footbridge over Big Cove Creek.

        Note:   The event is free and participants should dress appropriately.  The walk may last up to three hours and all age

       groups may participate, as the walk will be easy.  The event will occur rain or shine.



  
Golden-winged Warbler Workshop
       Date:  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10am
       Location:  John and Joanne Boggess (Alum Bank)

       Note: in conjunction with Juniata Valley Audubon Society, Emily Bellush and Shannon Farrell


   WOSA Picnic and Garlic Workshop - CANCELLED
       Date:  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1pm

       Location:  John and Judy Herr (Everett) 

                          817-735-3855

                          ourhouse1@frontiernet.net

                          please let John & Judy know you are coming by Friday, September 8th

          Everyone is invited - so bring a friend

          WOSA will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, and tableware

          Bring a covered dish to share

          Picnic starts at 1pm and the Garlic Workshop will follow

  


    Tour at Dave Scamardella's Woodlot
        Date:  Friday, September 15
      Location:  1858 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg, PA

      For Directions & Time: call Dave Scamardella at 717-485-3148 (work) or 717-860-1646 (cell)

      Description: Dave will hold a tour to show loggers his sale; WOSA members will tour the woodlot and will see how various 

          logging issues are addressed in the Logging Specs.



   A Walk in Penn's Woods at Mike and Laura Jackson's Forest
       Date:  Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:00 - 5:00pm
       Location: Black Valley Road - 2.5 miles south of Everett, PA

       Description:  this will be a leisurely, exploratory nature walk to look for all that nature offers. Light refreshments provided.

           Open to guests and the public.

      Note: call Mike or Laura Jackson at 814-652-9268 by Thursday, September 28th if you plan to attend

 


   A Walk in Penn's Woods held by DCNR Bureau of Forestry, PGC, and WOSA

       Date:  Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00pm
       Location:  501 Indian Grave Road, Warfordsburg, PA
       Description:  walk to see a timber sale (2nd stage shelterwood harvest) in Buchanan State Forest. Walkers will also see

           invasive plant management, including hack-n-squirt.
      Questions: call Dave Scamardella at 717-485-3148 (work) or 717-860-1646 (cell) 



   Tour of Horton Hardwoods Planing Mill
       Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10am

       Location:  380 Menchtown Road, Everett 

       NOTE:  this tour is tentative - call Dave Scamardella at 717-485-3148 (work) or 717-860-1646 (cell) to confirm the trip



    Fall Annual Meeting & Dinner
       Date:  Thursday, November 9, 2017  from 5:30 - 8:30pm                                             
       Location: Slick's Ivy Stone Restaurant

                         8785 William Penn Road, Osterburg, PA                     
       Time:  Board Meeting 5pm;  Business Meeting 5:30pm;  Dinner at 6pm
       Speakers:  Dr. Norris Muth, Juniata College - discuss plans for 300 acres farm donated to the college

                           Dave Scamardella and Mike & Laura Jackson  - discuss the two properties donated to WOSA

       Menu:  stuffed chicken breast, garden salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, and ice cream sundae