Industry News

March 30, 2020

LHR Mini Grant Award Announcement

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The Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 Mini-Grant Program.

March 19, 2020

LHR COVID-19 Response

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the LHR staff will be working from home until further notice. The offices located in the Cameron County Courthouse are closed to the public, ours among them. We will be working each day from 8am to 4 pm and can be reached at 814-486-9376 or info@lumberheritage.org. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will be updating our status as things change. Stay Safe.

March 11, 2020

LEARN UPLAND BIRD HUNTING FROM THE EXPERTS

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NEWS RELEASE March 11, 2020 Contact: Mary Hosmer, 814-512-2101 RGS, Allegheny Chapter 1016 Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, Pa 15845 LEARN UPLND BIRD HUNTING FROM THE EXPERTS RGS Allegheny Chapter Offering New Hunter Mentor Program Kane Pa.: Upland Bird Hunting is a sport like no other – unexpected flushes, the whirr of wings, the heart-stopping moment when the bird just clears the treetops… no matter your age – an older hunter wanting to learn a new critter to hunt or a first time hunter wanting to learn about upland bird hunting - the Allegheny Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) wants to help you learn the ins and outs of hunting upland birds! This local RGS Chapter is looking for a few hunters (class size is capped at ten) who want to learn about grouse, woodcock, quail, and pheasant hunting. You will be paired with an experienced mentor that has been a successful upland bird hunter for years. Sign up with Rich Elliott at crawld11@gmail.com or with Christine Haibach at christine_haibach@hotmail.com.. “This is the only training offered in NC Pennsylvania where an experienced, successful mentor helps you on a one-on-one basis from starting at the patterning board checking for gun fit, to learning about habitat, to learning about bird dogs, to finally going on a mentored hunt for upland birds,” says Rich Elliott, Co-Leader of the New Hunter Mentor Program for the Allegheny Chapter of the RGS. Rich and Christine are currently taking applications for the 2020 class. “We are interested in old hunters wanting to learn a new trick, young or first time hunters, and female hunters,” says Rich. The training is FREE to all participants. The only requirement is your time to spend with another experienced bird hunter to learn the ropes. You must be able to qualify to purchase a Pennsylvania Hunting License OR be able to participate in a PGC Mentored Hunter category. Bring a bag lunch. The following training will be offered before the mentored hunters go on an upland bird hunt with their mentor on Saturday, October 17: Saturday, 4/25, at 9:00 a.m., Shotgun Safety, Habitat and Navigation will take place at the Rolfe Beagle Club in Johnsonburg, Elk County, at 1016 Long Level Road. Sunday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m., Hunting Dogs and First Aid in the Field will take place at the Rolfe Beagle Club in Johnsonburg, Elk County, at 1016 Long Level Road. Enrollees will learn about bird hunting breeds of dogs, pointers versus flushers, and how to properly administer first aid in the field. Students will then be given the opportunity to shoot over dogs to prepare for the hunt day on October 17. Saturday, October 17, at 8:00 a.m. THE HUNT in nearby grouse woods! Rich comments, “Space is limited; we have only three slots left, so sign up now at crawld11@gmail.com or christine_haibach@hotmail.com.“ The RGS Allegheny Chapter welcomes any donations to support the New Hunter Mentor Program. If you are interested in donating funds, clay pigeons, or shells to support new hunters to the upland bird life, then please contact Christine Haibach at christine_haibach@hotmail.com. The Ruffed Grouse Society was founded in 1961 to promote and increase awareness of young forest management and to maintain suitable habitat that supports healthy populations of ruffed grouse, woodcock, deer and many songbird species that depend on forest diversity to survive and prosper.

January 2, 2020

LHR Announces 2020 Mini Grants

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October 21, 2019

Pa. receives prestigious, independent certification for its forest system

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary John Norbeck announced Pennsylvania’s state forest system, totaling more than 2.2 million acres, has received certification through one of the world’s most recognized, independent, third-party forest management certification standards, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forest Management Standard. (photo by eileenpatton, creative commons/flickr.com)

October 11, 2019

Deer Season Kickoff

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Ben Moyer, Outdoor Writer and Naturalist, to Speak at the FREE “Deer Season Kick-Off” Presentations on Sunday, October 27, at University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

September 16, 2019

Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum

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Get the latest information on resources, public perceptions, impacts, and trends in the state forests of Pennsylvania.

August 21, 2019

LHR and KWPA Present a Selfie Station

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Make sure to stop by the LHR/KWPA Selfie Station at Williamsport Welcomes the World on Friday August 23 from 5-9. Ask Steve for more details on our Wayfinding directional signage.

Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum

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August 20, 2019

Generations Lumber Helps in Making an Impact

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Our newest board member Kenny Kane works for Generations Lumber, who donated fencing for this project.

August 2, 2019

Managing Wildlife Event

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10-DAY STATEWIDE PREDATOR HUNT COMING Wednesday, August 28 thru Saturday, September 7

April 1, 2019

WoodChips News from the Lumber Museum

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January 15, 2019

Timber Sales

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November 30, 2018

VOTE FOR RIVER OF THE YEAR

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Vote Clarion River for River of The Year.

October 26, 2018

Knox-Kane Rails to Trails Project

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Mt. Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge State Park - Friday afternoon officially caps years-long efforts and opens this historic almost four-mile stretch that provides opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and snowmobile riding, as well as increased tourism and economic development. Credit Bradford Era

October 22, 2018

Bingaman Lumber

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One of our partners Bingaman Lumber has helped the LHR by serving on our board of directors and through cooperative advertising opportunities. Here's how they started.

August 22, 2018

Spotted Lanternfly Training Available Online

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Spotted Lanternfly Permits are required for businesses and organizations moving within or from the quarantine zone in the course of your work. Currently the counties of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill are under quarantine, but this is subject to change should SLF be discovered in any other areas.

Ceremony held at Visitors Center statue for ‘CCC Boys’

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A group of 20 people gathered Friday to honor the veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Family members of four CCC Boys attended the 11th annual CCC Statue Dedication Ceremony at the Warren County Visitors Center.

May 30, 2018

Pre-Register Now for Potter County Youth Field Day

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Learn from experts how to enjoy the outdoor activities you love. Spend the day learning and enhancing your skills in many different activities.

May 22, 2018

Eliot Ness Fest Updates

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Eliot Ness Fest: Touched by the Untouchable Update No. 7

January 25, 2018

Park of the year- Cooks Forest State Park

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The Pennsylvania Parks and Forest foundation named Cooks Forest State Park the Park of the year. Cooks Forest is an amazing place to visit to see "big" trees and old growth forest.

November 14, 2017

Save Our Trees from the Spotted Lanternfly

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The Spotted Lanternfly has the potential to greatly impact the grape, hops and logging industries. Early detection is vital for the protection of Pennsylvania businesses and agriculture. Check out this site and the source of our information. http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/plants_land_water/plantindustry/entomology/spotted_lanternfly/pages/default.aspx

October 4, 2017

DCNR offering PENNVEST-funded grants to plant trees along streams.

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: DCNR offering PENNVEST-funded grants to plant trees along streams.

October 3, 2017

LHR’s newest addition – Serenity Glass Park

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Along Route 6 Scenic Byway in the heart of the Lumber Heritage Region you will find a one of a kind privately funded marvel that is worth a trip to Port Allegany, PA.

LHR Partners with K.A.R.E.

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LHR is pleased to partner with Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise for Expansion and Promotion of an Outdoor Entertainment Complex in Kane, Pennsylvania

August 28, 2017

Straub Brewery Wins Award at 2017 US Beer Open

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Straub Brewery Wins Two Gold Medals and a Bronze Medal, and listed as one of the Top 10 overall Medal Winners at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship Competition.

June 7, 2017

Wood Mobile Traveling Exhibit Available for Events

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The Pennsylvania WoodMobile is a traveling exhibit that provides information on the state’s forest resource and the state’s forest products industry.