What's New at the Foundation

Loving the Land 2016 a Success!

In keeping with the weather that has accompanied this event through the years, Saturday, May 14 was a chilly and soggy day in Northwestern Pennsylvania.  Happily, almost 100 people braved the elements to attend the Loving the Land Through Working Forests conference, held at a 140-acre woodlot near Corry, PA.  This year's crowd consisted of private woodland owners, forest conservationists, educators, professional land managers and foresters, and even Boy Scout Troop 254 of Saegertown.

2015 Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report is available to read online.

Sustainable Forestry in Action at Allegheny College's Robertson Athletic Complex

The Foundation of Sustainable Forests' sustainable forestry approach is currently in action in Allegheny College's own backyard!

Forest Protected in the Caldwell Creek Watershed

One Hundred acres of forested land in Warren County’s Caldwell Creek watershed will be forever protected by the Foundation for Sustainable Forests thanks to a gift from Margaret Lay-Dopyera.

Ms. Lay-Dopyera’s donation significantly furthers the Foundation’s land protection efforts in the watershed.

Craig A. Schwegman joins Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming Craig A. Schwegman, of Waterford in Erie County, to our Board of Directors.

Craig is a retired Army officer and has spent the last 20 years as a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Erie, PA. He and his wife, Monica, have been members of the Foundation since they became woodland owners by LeBouef Creek in 2013.

Annie Socci Named Conservation & Outreach Manager

Annie Socci joins the Foundation for Sustainable Forests as conservation and outreach manager effective Monday, Jan. 4.

Annie comes to the Foundation from Cornell University where she served as Academic and Long Term Programs Coordinator of the Cornell Team and Leadership Center of Cornell Outdoor Education. She also serves as an outdoor educator and leader with the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Ely, MN.

Newsletter for Fall/Winter 2015-16

Summer strategic planning retreat, celebrating a successful "Erie Gives Day", exciting upcoming organizational changes, and more!  Please take a moment to check out our Fall/Winter 2015-16 Newsletter, available to read online.


Newsletter for Summer 2015

Our Summer 2015 Newsletter is available to read online. This edition includes an introduction to new FFSF board member Robert "Bob" Slagter, updates on our C2P2 grant application and Project Outreach Phase II, and reports on our Loving the Land Conference and the Pennsylvania Private Forest Landowners Conference.

2014 Annual Report

Our 2014 Annual Report is available to read online. We review the notable achievements of the foundation, present a report of our expenditures, and deliver a message from the foundation president, Troy Firth. We also include photos from the year and ways for the public to partner with the foundation.

Loving the Land Conference 2015

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests’ annual Loving the Land Through Working Forests conference is coming to western New York in 2015.

Held for its first three years in northwestern Pennsylvania, the Loving the Land Through Working Forests conference has proven hugely successful. The conference’s in-the-field sessions have been praised by woodland owners, forestry and land management professionals and those with simply a forest conservation interest.


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