Grey Towers National Historic Site Leadership Development program now open for enrollment

Outside photo of Grey Tower Castle
Grey Towers National Historic Site, also known as Gifford Pinchot House or The Pinchot Institute, is located just off US 6 west of Milford, Pennsylvania. USDA Forest Service photo.

Are you a USDA Forest Service leader or aspire to become one? How much do you know about Gifford Pinchot and his legacy of leadership for our agency? Although our agency and daily tasks grow increasingly complex every day, we need to take the time to study and understand how effective leadership works. When the Forest Service began, it required mindful and determined leaders willing to engage the public, serve others and put the good of the Nation above their own.

You are invited to come to Grey Towers in Millford, Pennsylvania, where you can learn to care for the land and serve people at the place where our mission originated. If you ever considered developing your leadership skills and education now is the time to visit Grey Towers National Historic Site to participate in our Leadership Development Program. It is common knowledge a large percentage of Forest Service leadership will be eligible for retirement within a few years—invest in our future leadership and send your staff to take advantage of this fantastic training opportunity.

The Grey Towers National Historic Site Act of 2004 officially mandated that Grey Towers be administered for “leadership development within the natural resources professions and the Federal civil service.” Since that time, Grey Towers has offered leadership professional development and the unique opportunity to see the historic roots of the first Chief of the Forest Service.  

Our fall course offerings are available from September 23 – November 15. Most courses are 3 days in length and include interactive activities with the Grey Towers historic property. For more information, please contact Matt Wesche at Grey Towers at 570-296-9635 or matthew.wesche@usda.gov. You can also visit the Grey Towers SharePoint page [Internal Link].