What's New at the Foundation

Palmiero Toyota Giveback Program

Cast your vote for Sustainable Forests in November!

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests is once again participating in Palmiero Toyota's Giveback Program.

Board Member writes forestry piece in Meadville Tribune

FSF Board Member Jim Finley, a professor of forest management and director of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, wrote a special piece in the Meadville Tribune last month titled "Good forest stewardship means leaving the best, and taking the rest".  

2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter

Our Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter is now available!  

    There are many exciting projects in the works towards protecting forested lands in our region that we are excited to share with you.

    In This Issue:

    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.



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