School of Forest Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

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The Penn State School of Forest Resources research center and programs:

Center for Watershed Stewardship
The Center's purpose is to create the next generation of watershed
professionals by combining interdisciplinary capabilities with strong
disciplinary bases in a community-oriented context. The Center's programs
include graduate studies in watershed stewardship and a continuing education
program of short-courses for natural resources professionals and community

Conservation Leadership School
If you like the outdoors and would like to learn more about conserving our
forests, wildlife, and water, this program just might be for you. CLS
emphasizes leadership and applying it to current conservation issues. Students
should be 15 to 18 years old and have a real interest in conservation and the

Forest Stewardship Program
The Forest Stewardship Program is a voluntary program to help forestland owners
learn how to improve and maintain the ecological health of their land. You get
to decide what you want to do on your land, and the Forest Stewardship Program
links you with the people who can help you do it correctly! Since 1990, the
program has been funded in all 50 states by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Forest Service. In Pennsylvania, the Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources Bureau of Forestry administers the program and provides technical
assistance. Our state program is overseen by a Forest Stewardship steering
committee composed of private landowners, professional resource managers, and
representatives from conservancies, higher education, industry, and government.

Forestland Management Office
The Penn State Forestland Management Office oversees more than 8000 acres of
land, including the Stone Valley Forest. These areas provide opportunities for
exemplary natural resource management, education, and demonstration consistent
with the mission of the School of Forest Resources.

Maurice K. Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Conservation
The Goddard Chair is a unique endowed professorship at Penn State which
emphasizes outreach and public service. The Goddard Professor seeks to improve
natural resource management and policy by fostering dialogue on important
issues among agencies, industries, and the general public.

Laurel Haven Conservation Education Center
The Laurel Haven Conservation Education Center is a 50-acre working forest
located in the Bald Eagle Valley, a few miles north of State College,
Pennsylvania. The center, which is part of the Laurel Haven Tree Farm, is
dedicated to wise natural resource conservation through sustainable forest

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The Unit's mission is to conduct interdisciplinary applied and basic research
in fish and wildlife management and contribute to graduate education. The
Unit's research emphasis is on (1) integrating ecology and management of
terrestrial and aquatic habitats, (2) evaluating the effects of human
activities on wildlife, fish, and their habitats, and (3) providing guidelines
for restoring and maintaining important terrestrial and aquatic communities.
Unit personnel contribute to graduate education by engaging graduate students
in research projects and teaching graduate level courses.

Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics
The Schatz Center provides funding for research and education in forest gentics
and related technology at University Park and Mont Alto campuses of Penn State.
The Schatz Center's facility has the capacity to sequence over 100,000 DNA
clones per year and can genotype over 100,000 samples per year.

Sustainable Forestry Partnership
Documents and promotes innovation in sustainable forestry and integrates this
innovation broadly into both policy and practice.


[Summary provided by Penn State University.]

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