An Open Letter To Educators & Students of Pennsylvania’s Hardwood Forests
We are pleased to provide these links to educational materials about our hardwood forests and the lumber and wood products they make possible.
This information is provided by various sources and hopefully will allow students to develop an accurate, informed view of forests in Pennsylvania and nationwide, in particular regarding these key points:
HISTORY: Pennsylvania's hardwood forests are part of every Pennsylvanian's heritage.
SCIENCE: Proper management is science-based and sustainable.
CAREER PATHS: The forest products industry offers a variety of career paths.
FUTURE: Proper use and management of the forests depends on educated citizens of all ages.
The forests are complex natural bio–systems affecting the environment and wildlife. They require knowledgeable decision-making from landowners, policy-makers and the community at large. Today’s students will likely find themselves in one or more of those roles sometime in their lives.The Keystone Wood Products Association appreciates everything you as educators or students are doing to create an informed, knowledgeable citizenry that is able to make nuanced decisions about the use of natural resources and public policy.
Understanding the facts about our healthy forests, the science of proper management, and career opportunities in the wood industry will benefit our forests, state and society for generations to come.