March 2023

Saturday, March 11 - 8:30 AM
11th Annual DCWOA Woodland Owners Conference

"Managing Habitat for Future Generations" will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Dauphin County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center in Dauphin, PA.

The conference will feature six professional experts presenting woodland related topics:

  • Habitat Management for Rare and Threatened Species
  • Forest Pest and Disease Update
  • Climate Change in PA
  • Black Bear Management in PA
  • Forestry for Wildlife
  • Winter Tree Identification

Attendees will have the opportunity to question this diverse panel of experts and walk away with invaluable information.

Conference flyer


May 2023

Saturday, May 6 - 10:30 AM
Demonstration Area Service Project @ Haldeman Tract on Weiser State Forest

Trail clean-up & potluck lunch.


June 2023

Saturday, June 3 - 11:00AM
DCWOA Annual Woods Walk 

potluck lunch afterward

Mike and Glenda Thomas residence at 1109 N. Fairville Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17112

(call Mike for directions at 717-469-9366)


October 2023

Sunday, October 1 - 1:00PM
6th Annual Statewide "Walk in Penn's Woods"

Please join the Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association, Manada Conservancy, and the DCNR Bureau of Forestry as we host a Walk In Penn’s Woods at the Paul Troutman Forest Demonstration Area on the Haldeman Tract of the Weiser State Forest, near Elizabethville, PA. This program is free and open to the public.

Anyone interested in forestry and wildlife related topics is encouraged to attend. This walk will feature an easy 1 mile hike through the Demonstration Area with discussion led by DCNR Service Forester Andy Brought. The purpose of the demonstration area is to provide a learning opportunity to the public on timber harvesting techniques by showing how a forest develops after the harvest. Timber harvesting is a very complex procedure that involves thoughtful planning and coordination of all parties involved including the property owner, forester, and timber buyer. Furthermore, the demonstration area displays how different harvesting methods are applied for healthy/sustainable future forests, clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Penn’s Woods! With a bit of luck hopefully, we get to see some of those beautiful fall colors developing as well!

DIRECTIONS to the meeting area: From Harrisburg, take Rt. 322 west to the Clark’s Ferry/Rt. 147 exit. Take 147 North toward Halifax.  At a stop light, turn left onto 225 North. Go past Sheetz and into Halifax. In town, bear to the right to stay on 225 North. Continue on 225 North for 8 miles. Turn right onto Mountain House Road.  In about a half mile, turn left at the Weiser State Forest sign (Deitrich Road, unmarked). After ¾ mile, turn right at stop sign.  After another ¾ mile, bear right onto White Oak Road (gravel). Continue past the Weiser State Forest Haldeman Field Office (stone house) on the left. Go a half mile past the Haldeman Field Office; the parking area for the demonstration area is on the right side of White Oak Road.

GPS Coordinates: 40.539401545220784, -76.77686538732992

Thursday, October 12 - 6:00 pm. Social, 7:00 pm meeting at Dauphin Co Ag & Natural Resource Center (1451 Peter’s Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA)
DCWOA 21st Annual General Meeting (election of officers & board, state of the organization, program)

On Thursday, October 12th, 2023 the DCWOA will be hosting the 21st Annual DCWOA Meeting with a presentation by Sara Fitzsimmons, Chief Conservation Officer with the American Chestnut Foundation, titled, “Updates on American Chestnut Restoration”.

Social hour will begin at 6:00 pm with light refreshments as attendees may review DCWOA records and materials outlining the state of the organization. Auction and raffle opportunities will be available to support the DCWOA. At 7:00 PM a brief business meeting will take place reviewing the highlights of the organization and consideration of a proposed bylaw change. Following business, the annual election of board and officers for 2024 will take place.

All positions are available for members in good standing. Nominations from the membership may be mailed in and must be received prior to the meeting. Nominations will also be taken from the floor.

Please consider stepping up and volunteering for the continued success of the DCWOA.

Register for this event at or by calling Linda Kulp at 717-921-7622.