Dr. James & Linda Finley

Linda and Jim Finley share a love of forests and people. They met at a Pennsylvania Forestry Association annual meeting; Linda was a board member, and Jim was presenting as part of the program. Linda held a forested property in Elk County, which was her tie to PFA. Jim was an extension forester at Penn State. Since finding each other, they have continued to work on behalf of forests. Linda remains active with PFA and the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards through the Center for Private Forests at Penn State. Jim retired from Penn State after 42 years and continues to support the Center for Private Forests as the Chair of the Center's Council and working with the College of Ag Sciences Development Council. When they can, they spend time on their woodlands.


Mr. Frank Palmer

Lifetime Awards

  Woodland Owners of the

  Southern Alleghenies