Southwestern Pennsylvania Woodland Owners (SWPWO), a not for profit association, is an organization of individuals interested in sound woodland management practices which encourage the diverse use of forests for timber production, wildlife habitat, watershed protection and recreation and to promote this multiple-use philosophy through education and technical assistance for the benefit of the membership and general public.

​Last Updated on January 9, 2022


Click here for a pdf file of the SWPWO 2022 Calendar
Save the following dates for SWPWO Field Trips.
Additional details will be sent as each date approaches as well as
when additional programs are finalized.

To be announced

April 23
Pawlosky Lumber and Millwork
1084 Western Avenue, Hickory, PA 15340
A special tour will be conducted of this business that produces and supplies domestic kiln-dried rough-cut hardwood lumber. Family-owned and operated since 1980, Pawlosky’s has experienced craftsmen who are able to mill custom trim work.

May 14
Abernathy Field Station
Abernathy Field Station (AFS) is a 57-acre parcel of land located five miles from Washington and Jefferson College. This outdoor classroom encompasses many different ecosystems including mixed deciduous forest, a stand of conifers, several spring seeps, two larger perennial streams, a wetland, and a mowed field. These habitats support diverse assemblages of birds, salamanders, fishes, small mammals, white-tailed deer, insects, as well as over 100 trees.

Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village
Date to be announced
The Historic Village is a recreation that allows the visitor to experience everyday 19th century rural life for the pioneers. There is also a recreated 16th century Monongahela Indian village for visitors to explore. Two 1770s era frontier trading post structures help to spotlight the similarities and differences between European settlers and Eastern Woodland Indians. This is one of the most significant archeological sites in North America. The artifacts discovered in the Rock Shelter pushed back the timeline for the migration of ancient peoples to the “new world.” This is a great field trip for the whole family including young children and grandchildren.

July 23
Old Growth Forest
Ohiopyle State Park
Our guided tour will begin at the Visitor’s Center and proceed through the Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area. The tour is scheduled for the morning so that there will be time to explore the park and town on your own.  

To be announced

To be announced

November 12
Tracing Your Property’s History
Cornerstone Genealogical Society Library
144 E. Greene St, Waynesburg.
Long-time SWPWO member David Cressey will guide participants through the process of consulting landowner maps as well as related family histories and other documentation going back to the 1780s. This is a great opportunity for woodland owners to sketch a genealogical profile of their property and determine its historical uses. The program will include a tour of Greene County's original 1797 restored Log Courthouse. Parking is in the rear of the building, off of Greene St: turn right into Whiskey Alley directly after passing the Log Courthouse.


Southwestern Pennsylvania Woodland Owners (SWPWO)