What's New at the Foundation

Wendell Berry Film Screening Provides Food for Thought

On Friday, February 23rd the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy and Allegheny College, hosted a screening of the new Wendell Berry documentary film "Look & See, A Portrait of Wendell Berry".   The film, which is largely agricultural in focus, has much to say about the having of a land ethic, and the concept of sustainable working lands- hugely relevant topics for our region.   A robust crowd of almost 100 people showed up for the viewing, and stayed afterwards to discuss the film over refreshments.    Many thanks to those who came

Foundation Receives $725,000 DCNR Grant to Fund 292-acre Open Space Acquisition


The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Conservation & Recreation has awarded the Foundation for Sustainable Forests $725,000 to protect open space in Warren County as part of the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, also referred to as C2P2.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 Newsletter

In this Issue:

  • Board Changes - Welcome R. Bowden and Thank you T. Bensel
  • Landowners Tell Their Stories - Bail Family Forest
  • Student Researchers
  • Erie Gives Day 2017 - Thank you!
  • Upcoming Events - 1/12 Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Stewardship in Perpetuity

Please enjoy this feature article about the Foundation for Sustainable Forests in the Fall 2017 issue of the Forest Steward, a quarterly publication of the nationally reknowned Forest Stewards Guild!  

Forest donated as a shared gift with Allegheny College

A 17-acre forest east of Conneautville in Spring Township, Crawford County, has been conserved in perpetuity via a donation to the Foundation for Sustainable Forests in partnership with Allegheny College.

Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Cultivating a Land Ethic and Addressing the Stigma of Forestry
  • Loving the Land Through Working Forests recap
  • Landowners Tell Their Stories - Jean Engle's Moxie Woods
  • Bird Research at Blooming Valley Forest
  • Introducing our newest Board Member - Patrick Maloney
  • Progressing in our Mission
  • Upcoming Events

Forest Stewards Guild- Feature Article

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests was featured in the April 2017 edition of the Forest Stewards Guild newsletter.  

The article featured a brief background about our organization and information about our upcoming conference in May.  Use the link below to view the article. 

Click here to read "Loving the Land Through Working Forests"

2016 Annual Report

In This Issue:

  • President's Message
  • Organizational Updates
  • Checking in on our 5-Year Goals
  • Financial Summary of 2016
  • Recognizing our Members
  • Upcoming Events

Foundation for Sustainable Forests names its first Executive Director

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests has promoted Annie Socci, formerly the Conservation and Outreach Manager for the organization since January of 2016, to be its first Executive Director.

Our Woods & Waters Film Series

See also the article "Environmental Film Series begins Jan. 27" in GoErie.com

Contact Annie Socci for more information:  (814) 694-5830 or amsocci@foundationforsustainableforests.org


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