2018 Annual Meeting Information

Announcing the Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Association 2018 Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Penn State Mont Alto MAC Building, Room 122.


  • 8:00 Meeting room open. (Coffee and pastries provided)
  • 9:00 Review of summer and current activities of PFHA. President Peter Linehan.
  • 9:30 History of PA Forest Fire Museum Association and PA Forest Heritage Association. Where did we come from and what have we accomplished? John Bitzer.
  • 10:00 Discussion of the merger with the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. Where do we go from here?
  • 11:00 Presentation: The Life of Forestry Students in 1908, How the World has Changed, or Not?
  • 11:30 Business meeting and awards.
  • 12:00 Lunch is Dutch Treat at the Mill Café. They will be ready for us with a hearty selection.
  • 1:00 Tour of the Penn State Mont Alto arboretum.
  • 2:00 Adjourn

The cost of the meeting is $10.00 per person. Please pay the day of the meeting.

Click here to register online. Or download this registration form.

We hope to see you there!

The picture shows recent visitors to Penn State Mont Alto. They didn’t stay long, but moved on to the Michaux State Forest.

Smokey Bear Birthday 2018

The Smokey Bear birthday for this year was held Sunday, August 5 from 12 to 4 at the Discovery Center at Caledonia State Park. Smokey was there to cut the birthday cake and visit.


Many thanks to the following:

  • Walmart Chambersburg for the decorated cake and sub sandwiches
  • McDonald’s of Chambersburg for the drink
  • The staff of Caledonia State Park
  • Phil Bietsch of the Michaux State Forest for the Smokey suit
  • Bob Rudy and Peter Linehan of PFHA

Summer 2018 Volunteer Signups

The weather is finally getting warmer and soon it will be the season for the Forest Heritage and Discovery Center at Caledonia State Park. We are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Please sign up for volunteer opportunities for the times using the links below.

The center is usually open from 1 to 5, but it can be opened earlier. If you have any questions contact me at info@paforestheritage.org

2017 Annual Meeting Recap

On Saturday, April 11 PFHA held our annual meeting for 2017. The meeting opened with a Pledge of Allegiance in honor of Veterans’ Day.

Here is the  group!

President Peter Linehan leads the business meeting.

Our speaker, Austin Grove, an alumnus of Penn State Mont Alto, recounts his experiences as a wildfire fighter in Colorado and other western states this past summer.

Entertainment, of a sort, was provided by The PFHA Players.

A detailed account of the meeting will be in our next newsletter.

2017 Annual Meeting

Invitation to Attend
PA Forest Heritage Association Annual Meeting
Norlo Park, Chambersburg PA- Saturday, November 11, 2017
Theme: Keeping On the Right Course  

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Association (PFHA) will provide something of interest to all of our membership. Come and join us in celebrating the present accomplishments of YOUR organization and help plan for the future.


  • 8:45 Arrival/Registration – Coffee and Snacks
  • 9:30 Introduction – State of the PFHA – Review of Summer at the Discovery Center
  • PFHA – What the Future Holds –  Sebasovich
  • Presentations:  “The PaFORE Program  – Michael Klimko
    “Colorado Wildfire” –  Austin Grove
    “George Wirt and the Birth of Pennsylvania Forestry – J                             J. Graham
  •   Brief Business Meeting  /  Election of Directors
  • 12:30 Catered Lunch – Savoy Caterers of Waynesboro
  •          Entertainment – The PFHA Players & “Jelly Elliott and the Three       Knotheads”
  •     Fire Lookout Association Update
  • 2:00 Selection of Raffle Winners
  • 2:15 Special Program
  • 3:00 Adjournment – Optional Visit to Local Fire Tower

Total Fee = $25.00 includes lunch

Registration Deadline: November 1

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Please make check payable to PFHA. Mail registration form and fee to:

Jack  Graham,  365 Peach Ridge Rd.,  Elliottsburg,  PA  17024

Questions?        717-582-2235 or jatogr@embarqmail.com

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