Welcome to the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust and education and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the working forests of Pennsylvania, New York and beyond. Through direct ownership and active management of timberland we practice and promote the stewardship of our local forests. If you are interested in learning more about our organization, our land management or how you can protect forestland please contact us.
It is with great sadness that the Foundation for Sustainable Forests announces the passing of the remarkable woman who helped to create this organization, Lynn Dee Kindsvatter Firth. Her obituary, a testament to her great life, can be viewed here or in the Titusville Herald Obituary.
Like a wound, grief receives her
Like graves, we heal over, and yet keep
as part of ourselves the severe gift.
By grief, more inward than darkness,
the dead become the intelligence of life.
Where the tree falls the forest rises.
-From "Rising", by Wendell Berry