Friday, March 28, 2014

Rothrock Legacy: A Forum on the Past and Current Condition of Penn's Woods

The Forestry Club, the Pennsylvania Forestry Association and the South Mountain Partnership sponsored a panel discussion on Joseph Rothrock's conservation legacy last evening (3/27) at Penn State Mont Alto.

The speakers, pictured above, were Nancy Baker, Matthew Keefer, and Joseph Barnard (seated l-r). Standing is Richard Lewis, the moderator from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association.

Barnard spoke on the career and conservation activities of Joseph Rothrock. Keefer described the conditions of Pennsylvania's forests today and challenges for the future. Baker spoke of her family's experience with and attachment to their 163 acre forest that they have owned for almost 140 years.

It was a fascinating program followed by some thought provoking discussion.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

National Botanic Garden Field Trip

Penn State Mont Alto students and faculty Beth Brantley and Craig Houghton, thanks to a generous gift from Mont Alto alum '58 George Siehl, traveled to the Nation's Capital to see the sights including the US Botanic Garden, lunch at the National Museum of the American Indian, and free time to walk and see other Smithsonian museums. A fun time for all!