WLFLA: Wayne-Lackawanna Forest Landowners Association

​​WLFLA - "For a Healthier Forest"

Our activities are planned to increase our knowledge and interest in all the aspects of our forest resources. Our meetings, tours, and woods walks will enlighten us with the latest forest stewardship practices and provide a forum where ideas can be exchanged between landowners and speakers. Additionally, professional speakers will be added to keep us abreast of new or proposed legislation, policies, and programs that affect our properties and investments.

As a group, we can and will make a significant impact and voice on local, state, and federal officials as they develop new legislation, local ordinances, and forest management programs.

2016 EVENTS:

May 14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Forestry 101. The Northern Tier Hardwood Association offers an introductory workshop on responsible forest management and timber harvesting. Workshop counts as 4 credit hours in the PA Sustainable Forestry Initiative program. Cost is $10 per person, including lunch. At The R Ranch, 162 Beaver Run Lane, Lake Ariel. Questions? Call Sarah Hall-Bagdonas at 570-265-7753. Register by May 6 at nthapa@nthardwoods.org

June 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Living with White-tail Deer: The Truth about Lyme Disease. Ron Tussel, environmental consultant and outdoor writer, and Dave Byman, Penn State professor and mammologist, discuss deer biology, management strategies and the effects of deer browse on forest health. After lunch, people from East Stroudsburg University’s Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory explore historical aspects of Lyme Disease, how pathogen prevalence is detected and identify prevention techniques. Cost is $15 per person, including lunch. At the Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel. Find a map and more at www.lacawac.org. Registration is limited, call 570-689-9494. 

August 14, 11 a.m.: Back to the 60’s! Road Trip. We meet for brunch at The Dancing Cat Saloon in Bethel, NY, followed by a tour of the Catskill Distilling Company and, if you choose, a visit to the nearby Woodstock Museum at Bethel Woods. Reach Joe at 570-430-6316 or at jpreate@aol.com.

September 15, 6:30 p.m.: Deer Herd and the Forest. The Deer-Forest Blog’s Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology at Penn State, discusses research begun in 2013 that’s leading to a better understanding of the relationship between the state’s deer herd and our forests. In particular, Dr. Diefenbach will detail the results of his GPS tracking of our white-tailed deer. $10 per adult ($5 for WLFLA members). Dinner provided. Carbondale Jr/Sr High School just off Route 6 West. Reservations are a must. Reach Joe at 570-430-6316 or jpreate@aol.com.

October 6, 6 p.m.: Mountain Lions and Other Seldom Seen Creatures.  Gene F. Odato, CF, District Forester at the Tuscarora State Forest, discusses the habitat needs, biology and distribution of mountain lions, which are re-establishing a population east of the Mississippi. $10 per adult ($5 for WLFLA members). Dinner provided. Also election of officers for 2017. At the Carbondale Jr/Sr High School just off Route 6 West. Reservations are a must. Call Doug at 570-906-0913.