Manheim Twp. resident is Pa.'s first female state forester, oversees 2.2 million acres of forests
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Posted by: Dana Walker
Sometimes, Pennsylvania’s first female state forester gazes out the backyard window of her
Manheim Township home and dwells on a European beech tree.
The tree brings Ellen Shultzabarger calm. That’s a good thing because she’s responsible for 2.2 million acres of the commonwealth’s state forests.
Shultzabarger has taken over the reins at the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry at a time when public and private forests are being buffeted by invasive insects and plants, forest diseases, controversy over natural gas extraction and the effects of climate change.