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Woods & Waters Film Series: "Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry", Friday, January 12, 2018

Woods & Waters Film Series: Selected Film Shorts, Friday, February 23, 2018

Spring Wildflower Walk, date & location to be announced

7th Annual Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference, Saturday, May 19, 2018

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November is Palmiero Toyota Give Back Month!

You can help the Foundation receive funds for land conservation and landowner outreach by voting any (and every!) day in November at Palmiero Toyota's showroom, located at 16165 Conneaut Lake Rd in Meadville

Every vote counts - please spread the word to friends and family, and thank you!

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Woods & Waters Film Series: "Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry", Friday, January 12, 2018

Join us on

Friday, January 12, 2018 from 7pm-9pm

at the 

Vukovich Center for Communication Arts 

on the campus of Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

 

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests, in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy and Allegheny College, presents a film about working lands,conservation and community " as lensed through the works of farmer, writer and activist Wendell Berry".   This is the first installment of our 2018 Woods & Waters Film Series.  This event is free and open to the public. Join us!

 

Woods & Waters Film Series: Selected Film Shorts, Friday, February 23, 2018

Join us for an evening of selected environmental film shorts.  Location, time and selection to be announced!  

This is the 2nd installment of our 2018 Woods & Waters Film Series, offered in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy.  This event is free and open to the public. Save the date!

 

Past Events

10/30/17 Outreach Session: Your Land, Your Legacy

Monday, October 30th at 7pm, we will host a gathering of woodland owners who wish to learn more about management and conservation options for their land. All are welcome

Located in the community room at the Cochranton Area Public Library

 

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 

 

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

Join us for an afternoon stroll in a forest managed for health and habitat, commercial syrup production and timber. We'll talk sap, tree ID, wildlife habitat and more!

Located at the Woodland Lodge in Grand Valley, PA

We will gather at 1pm and conclude by 4pm.

There is no cost for this event. All are welcome!

8/30/17 Dedication of the Bail Family Forest

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests held the dedication of the 17-acre Bail Family Forest on Wednesday, August 30th at 2:30pm.

The Bail Family Forest was donated to the Foundation this summer as a Shared Gift with Allegheny College. As such, in time the net proceeds from timber activities on the forest will be shared with the college in perpetuity. It will also serve as a demonstration and teaching forest for Allegheny College students and the general public..The dedication will be attended by representatives from the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, Allegheny College, and the Bail Family.

Location: 0.6 miles east of 9837 Blue Falls Rd., Conneautville, PA 16406

 

8/8/17 Erie Gives Day

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

To participate, visit ErieGives.org 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.