Pennsylvania Forest Stewards
Pennsylvania Forest Stewards (formerly known as VIP-COVERTS) initially receive approximately 40 hours of classroom and field training in forest ecology, biodiversity, silviculture, wildlife science, environmental resource management and other subjects related to stewardship. In exchange, PA Forest Stewards agree to invest a like amount of their time relaying what they have learned to motivate forest landowners in their communities.
Pennsylvania Forest Stewards volunteers are part of the Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program. The program provides forestland owners with information and assistance to promote healthy and productive forests. The Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program is sponsored by the PA Bureau of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service.
Pennsylvania Forest Stewards 2010 Training at Camp Sequanota
To become a PA Forest Stewards Volunteer, participants must be nominated by a current Volunteer, a service forester, extension educator, or other partner.