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Family Tree of Forestry

Surveys show that the average forest landowner is over 60 years old. A recent Pennsylvania State University project looked at the issue of intergenerational land transfer to help land-owning families preserve forests and address other challenges, such as invasive species. The University's Center for Private Forests provides education and outreach to private forest landowners to connect people to the land and encourage stewardship beyond the current generation. The project was made possible with support from NIFA’s Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF).

Read more about the Center for Private Forests.

Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

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