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.

​​2017 EVENTS:

April 1: The Woods in Your Backyard. Workshop offered at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus Technology Center in Lehman. Focusing on smaller properties. Topics will include providing wildlife habitats, tree I.D., tree planting and native landscaping, invasive plant I.D./control, creating wildflower meadows. Details at http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/woods-in-your-backyard-workshop or 570-825-1701.

May 19: 6:30 p.m., The Tree Farm's New Face. The PA Tree Farm Committee details changes planned this year in tree farm administration. Tree Farmers and those wishing to join the program are encouraged to attend. The program will be at the Wayne County Conservation District office in the Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street (U.S. Route 6), Honesdale. (The center is in a hollow just west of Wayne Memorial Hospital; a sign marks the driveway.) For information, call Robin Wildermuth at 570-470-7441.

May 26-27:  May 26, 6:30 p.m., Inviting Nature Back. Horticulturist Claudia West, author of Planting in a Post Wild World, discusses planned landscapes that look and function like the wild variety: robust, diverse and visually harmonious. At the Carbondale Jr/Sr High School, just beyond town on Business U.S. Route 6, between Carbondale and Mayfield. May 27, 9:30 a.m., Up Close and Practical. Join Claudia for a two-hour walk as she offers planting suggestions illustrating the concepts discussed the night before. At Potter Hill Farms, Thompson. May 26 admission charge is $10, May 27 admission is free. For more information, contact Doug Sheldon at dougsheldon@gmail.com or 570-906-0913. Cosponsored by The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Northern Tier Hardwood Association.

Sept. 15-16: Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., Imminent Insect Threats. Dr. Sarah Johnson, conservation GIS analyst for The Nature Conservancy, presents the latest information about the hemlock wooly adelgid and emerald ash borer, including intervention strategies and recent control efforts at the Woodbourne Preserve near Montrose. At the Park Street Complex, Honesdale. (See May 19.) Sept.16, 9:30 a.m., Into
the Woods
. Dr. Johnson leads a two-hour walk through the hemlock-rich Florence Shelly Preserve in Thompson, focusing on detection and control of the wooly adelgid. She'll answer questions during the walk or afterwards during the bring-your-own parking lot lunch. Meet at the preserve's main parking lot on Pa. Route 171, between Thompson and Susquehanna. RSVP to Doug Sheldon at 570-906-0913 or dougsheldon@gmail.com. Presented in partnership with The Friends of the Florence Shelly Preserve.

October 26, 6 p.m.: Hawks and Eagles and Owls, Oh, My... Bill Streeter, director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, talks about birds of prey and brings along half a dozen of them — big and small — to illustrate his remarks. $10 per adult ($5 for WLFLA members). Dinner provided. Also election of officers for 2018. At the Carbondale Jr/Sr High School (See May 26.) Reservations are a must. Contact Joe Preate at 570-430-6316 or jpreate@aol.com.