Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Forestry Club Minutes

Thank you for all who attended yesterday's meeting.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, November 6th at 5 PM.
Many things were discussed for those who missed out.
This Sunday, October 21st at Mont Alto Park we will be helping cub scouts learn trees for a merit badge.
If anyone is interested please let myself or Maddie know.
Next Tuesday, October 23rd there is a Keystone Society of American Foresters meeting being held on campus.
This event will be at 7 PM. There will be a Gamebird Biologist speaking and this event is highly recommended
for all freshman in the club.
Also next week on Thursday, October 25th Dr.Brantley will be speaking in Gettysburg on the various types of trees
and shrubs located on the battlefield.
Planning ahead, we have Oak Road clean-up on November 30th. Please come help keep your local community clean.
Forestry Club Seretary
Ethan Mansfield

Monday, October 22, 2012

Working with Cub Scouts on Forestry

This past Sunday the Penn State Mont Alto Forestry club worked with a Webelos Cub Scout pack on their Forester activity. Meeting at the pavilion at Mont Alto State Park we discussed the importance of forests for conservation. Then we had a tree walk to identify six tree species and other plants, including pines, oaks, and sassafras. We certainly had a chance to identify poison ivy! The park is full of it.

It was a great day to enjoy the outdoors and our beautiful state parks. I think the seven Cub Scouts and their parents had a great time. Thanks to Tosh Rung for sharing his tree knowledge.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 1 meeting minutes

Thanks all for who attended the meeting today-sorry about the late notice.  Next meeting will be in two weeks, Tuesday at 5PM in Wiestling.  If anyone has major problems with this date, please email me.

Some of the topics we covered today at the meeting are as follows below:

Sunday, October 21st-
A scout troop from Mechanicsburg, PA  is looking for help in forestry information, just some basic information.  We were thinking of meeting at Mont Alto Park.  If anyone is interested in helping out, please email Dr. Linehan for details.

Tuesday, October 23 at 7PM-
Keystone Chapter of the SAF is having a meeting on pheasant reintroduction... Mr. Houghton will be sending out an email with details soon, if you are interested in attending.  It's a good time and always great to meet the older SAF members... they have tons of information to share!!

Thursday, October 25th at 7PM-
Dr. Brantley is giving a talk in Gettysburg.  As of now the date is TENATIVE.  Please email Dr. Brantley for more details...

Saturday October 27th:
Tree planting project! Again, email Dr. Brantley for more details if you are interested in helping!

Oak Road Cleanup!
Tenative date of November 30th for the cleanup!  It's something the forestry club has always done in the past and we would love to have people come out and support the forestry club!

So far, we have a tenative date of October 16th for a hike! We were thinking only a couple of hours, and then having dinner afterwards.  We suggested chimney rock- if anyone has other ideas, PLEASE speak up! We're always open to suggestions! Say something to either me or Stuart about hiking suggestions.  We would like to do an overnight hike in November... we'll have more details at the next meeting!

Ok! So I know that was a lot of information... please email with questions if there are any.  Next meeting October 16th at 5PM!

Maddie Erickson
Forestry Club President