The Lumber Heritage Region holds a key to the rich heritage of Pennsylvania’s forests–from the struggles of the pioneers to the cut-and-run practices of the early lumber industry to the conservation efforts that led to the managed forests of today.
Pennsylvania’s forests reflect a history of choices — from peaceful coexistence between humans and the forests to the massive harvesting of the forests in the late 1800s.
Pennsylvania’s borders encompass 17 million acres of forestland, almost 4 million acres of which are publicly owned. However, more than 12 million acres are under private ownership.
Which of today’s choices will affect Pennsylvania’s forests tomorrow?
Funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and The Pennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region, Copyright 2007 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.