Upcoming Events

Erie Gives Day - August 8, 2017

4th Annual Fall Potluck - November 4, 2017


8/8/17 Erie Gives Day

Support the Foundation for Sustainable Forests on Erie Gives Day!

To participate, visit on Tuesday, April 8th, between 8am and 8pm

All contributions will receive a matching donation from the Erie Community Foundation, helping your contribution to go even further towards woodland conservation and sustainable forestry outreach.  

This is an important day of giving for northwestern Pennsylvania, and we hope that you will keep the Foundation for Sustainable Forests in mind!


11/4/17 Annual Potluck Gathering

Gather with the Foundation community on an autumn evening for good food and forest conversations!

Located at the Woodland Lodge in Grand Valley, PA

We will gather from 4pm Onward, Supper at 5:30pm

Friends and family are welcome!

Visit our Potluck Page for more Information or to RSVP 


Past Events

6/9-10/17 Working in Your Woods - A Workshop

The FSF's Annie Socci co-presented with the USDA-Forest Service's Susan Stout and Scott Stoleson at this event.

5/19/17 Sustainable Forestry Hike with Marshall Pecore, Manager of Menominee Forest, Wisconsin

Join us on May 19th, 12:30-4:30pm at FSF's Blooming Valley Forest near 16759 Price Rd. Blooming Valley, PA as we all share ideas and perspectives walking through a forest featuring various aged group selections and a variety of tree species and cohorts. The Blooming Valley Forest has been managed by FSF foresters since 1985 using a system of low intensity, high frequency thinnings and group openings.

This event is offered to you at no cost and qualifies for 4.0 CFE SAF credits. Please RSVP at or call (814) 694-5830

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New! 5/19/17 Friends of the Foundation Dinner

The Foundation for Sustainable Forest's will be holding it's first ever dinner for members, supporters, colleagues in conservation and stewardship, and friends!   

Join us on the evening of May 19th at The Country Club in Meadville for a meal with our forest conservation and working forest community.

5:30pm Social hour, 6:30pm Dinner followed by a Keynote Address and Recognitions

Keynote Speaker: James Finley, PhD is the Ibberson Chair of Forest Resources at Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Center for Private Forests



All are welcome! The cost is $25 per person.  (Registration is now closed).

5/20/17 Loving the Land Through Working Forests

The Foundation for Sustainable Forest's premier in-the-field forestry conference for forest landowners, practitioners, and conservationists. We have an exciting program of presenters lined up for you! A picnic lunch and children's programming will be provided.

3/31/17 Our Woods & Waters Film Series Final Event

Friday, March 31st, 7pm, Selected environmental shorts, including "Chasing Water" and "A Forest Year" will be screened at Edinboro University's Scot's Cinema

Directions to Scot's Cinema at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, Edinboro University

3/24-25/17 Enriching Woodland Values Conference

The FSF's Annie Socci and Guy Dunkle offered three presentations at this event.

3/16/17 Landowner Event: Your Land, Your Legacy

Thursday, March 16th, 7pm, A gathering of the woodland owner community to discuss conservation options for your land.

Located at the Edinboro-McKean V.F.W. Post 740

2/24/17 Our Woods & Waters Film Series #2

Friday, February 24th, 6:30pm, Selected environmental shorts, including "School's Out- Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten" and "The Last Dragons - Hellbender Movie" will be screened at the Whole Foods Coop Community Center.

Directions to the Whole Foods Community Center

2/18/17 WOCAV Forest Landowner Conference

Woodland Owners of Clarion & Allegheny Valley (WOCAV) Forest Landowner Conference in Clarion, PA. To read the list of programs and register, visit the conference website. The deadline to register is February 10th

1/27/17 Our Woods & Waters Winter Film Series #1

January 27th, 7pm, Green Fire was screened at Meadville's Economic Progress Alliance Building.

1/28/17 Northwest PA Landowner Conference

Our regional community of forest landowners gathered on Saturday, January 28th at the Edinboro-McKean V.F.W. Post 740, located at 10613 Route 98 Edinboro, PA

To read the list of programs and register, view the conference brochure here.