Upcoming Events

A Walk in Penn's Woods - October 1, 2017

4th Annual Fall Potluck - November 4, 2017

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10/1/17 A Walk in Penn's Woods

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests is pleased to be offering an afternoon woods walk on Sunday, October 1st, also known as "A Walk in Penn's Woods" Day!

As part of a statewide initiative, we invite you to take a stroll on a Sunday afternoon in a sustainable forest that is managed carefully for ecosystem health and wildlife habitat, commercial maple syrup, and timber.  Elements of the walk will include a tour of the field portion of maple syrup production-  sap collection, tree identification for those interested, and a discussion of a holistic approach to managing your woods for birds and other wildlife.

Location: Woodland Lodge, 2662 Eureka Rd., Grand Valley, PA 16420

To participate, RSVP to Info@Foundationfor or call (814) 694-5830.         This event is free and open to all!

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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

8/8/17 Erie Gives Day

Thank you for your support the Foundation for Sustainable Forests on Erie Gives Day!

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

All contributions received 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 thank you for keeping the Foundation for Sustainable Forests in mind!

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 was offered at no cost and qualified for 4.0 CFE SAF credits.

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5/19/17 Friends of the Foundation Dinner

The Foundation for Sustainable Forest's held it's first ever dinner for members, supporters, colleagues in conservation and stewardship, and friends.   

Attendees gathered 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



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.

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.