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Workshop on American Ginseng, Leeks, Other Wild Plants

April 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Mount Jewett
free, but reservations are required
Chris Firestone
(570) 724-8149

Join us to learn some of the latest information on Non-Timber Forest Products (including: American ginseng, goldenseal and leeks) and their importance both economically and culturally!  Starting with an overview to better understand these species, the workshop offers updates on ginseng biology and stewardship. The speakers will talk about “Best Management Practices” for harvesters, collectors, and buyers. At the end of the day there will be a question and answer portion as well.


Join guest speakers:

  • Eric P. Burkhart, PhD – Plant Science Director, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Faculty Instructor, Ecosystem Science and Management, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Chris Firestone – Botanist, Wild Plant Management Program, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry
  • April Moore – Ecologist, Allegheny National Forest

This workshop is free, but you must register by emailing: or calling Chris at (570) 724-8149.

For those attending the workshop, you are asked to bring your own lunch. Some snacks will be provided through-out the day.  If you have any food allergies, please let us know about it when you register.



For more information, please contact Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office at (814) 778-5467 or e-mail us at .  Visit DCNR’s website directly at or visit DCNR through the PA homepage at


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