Forestry Pioneer: The Life of Joseph Trimble Rothrock
Who was this amazing man? During his lifetime, 1839-1922, most Pennsylvanians knew who he was. The scientific world considered him to be a distinguished botanist, but Pennsylvanians believed he had saved their forest from destruction.
A Forester's Legacy:The Life of Joseph E. Ibberson
Henry D. Gerhold, 2007
This is the biography of a forester and philanthropist devoted to bringing the benefits of forests to all people
and a success story of a man with a mission to preserve Pennsylvania's most valuable resource.
Ralph Harrison walks us through the history of Pennsylvania elk country, primarily Elk and Cameron Counties, from pre-settlement times to the early settlement period along the Sinnemahoning and its branches. Ralph spent his entire lifetime nurturing the elk herd and his love of this extraordinary resource is clearly evident in this book.
This 8 1/2 x 11 inch laminated softcover publication lists 34 species of "big trees" by definition of circumference, height, average crown spread,and location. Requirements and information for nomination are delineated. 30 pages.
In the latest book sponsored by PFA, author Ralph Harrison, a native of the area, writes about the history of Quehanna. Topics include fur bearer hunters during the pre-settlement era, logging, restoration of the elk herd, and history of the nuclear plant that was built on 50 thousand acres in the 1950s. Contact the PFA office for bulk order pricing.