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ALIFT - Assisting Loggers Immediately Fund Trust
is hosting a Loggers Appreciation Day at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays!

Saturday, September 17, 2022     9am – 1pm

A benefit for ALIFT to help injured loggers. A day of fun, food, and fellowship! Bring your gun, eye and ear protection.

Includes: doughnuts and coffee, BBQ lunch, shells, and targets

Event participation/registration form can be found here
and must be filled out and sent back for any attendees.

Door prizes: 5-10lb slabs of bacon

Scholarships 2022

Northern Tier Hardwood Association was able to award 2 recipients for each of our available scholarships. Dylan Abernathy and Devon Ford were presented the NTHA Community Forests Scholarship for High School Seniors. Rachel Klein and Bradley Tessier were presented the College Forest Resources Scholarship.

Fundraiser

Northern Tier Hardwood Association hosted a Clay Shoot in May 2022 to benefit Log-A-Load, a fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Pennsylvania. We raised $11,000 to be distributed through 5 hospitals! Thank you to everyone that attended!

Spotted Lantern Fly

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species native to Asia. In 2014 it was found in Pennsylvania, and has since spread to multiple counties which are now quarantined

Spotted Lantern Fly, a planthopper, is an invasive species from Asia.  It threatens all different aspects of the environment: agricultural, timber, and ornamental industries. 

The spotted lantern fly is quarantined in multiple counties and continues to rise (See PA Department of Agriculture map below).  You can manage and stop the spread of the spotted lantern fly when coming and going from quarantine zones. Remember to check your vehicles and outdoor equipment for any signs before leaving the zone.

 Managing the spotted lantern fly on your property in quarantine zones is also very important.  Ways to manage SLF are scrapping the eggs, banding trees, removing the tree of heaven (the favored host), and using chemical control when appropriate.  For more information managing SLF on your property and on how stop the spread of this invasive pest,  please visit some of the suggested sites below.

Information obtained from PSU Extension and DEP.

https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-management-resources

https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-management-guide

https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/SpottedLanternflyAlert/Pages/default.aspx 

According to the Penn State Extension, “Despite what might seem like a march of inevitability, spotted lanternfly populations are both scattered and spotty, like a bad cell phone signal. Looking at the map above you can see that even though entire counties are under quarantine for the invasive insect, the places we actually find the bugs are limited to just a few municipalities within some of those counties. In counties that seem to be completely infested, there are residents who have never seen a spotted lanternfly where they live.”