Demonstrating Low-Cost Methods for Reforestation

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Four sites in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland will demonstrate options for improving the cost-effectiveness of reforestation methods, including direct seeding, innovative fencing in lieu of tree shelters, live stakes, improved methods for managing herbivore competition, and more.

Project details may change over the lifespan of a project. Details listed here are from the annual report of the most recent project year.

Funded by: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Project Lead: Bernard W. Sweeney


  • 2015-2016: David S. Wise; Paul Salon (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture); Art Gover (private contractor); Andy Duncan (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources); Natural Lands Trust
  • 2013-2014: Paul Salon (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Project Years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016