Board Member writes forestry piece in Meadville Tribune

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Jim FInley (left) with Allyson Muth (Center for Private Forests) and Amanda Mahaffey (Forest Stewards Guild) at the FSF's 2017 Conference

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”.  

In the article he writes “A well-planned harvest focuses on “selecting” the best to leave. Doing this ensures quality in the next harvest, retains species diversity, keeps good genetic and species diversity for regeneration, and results in a healthier and more resilient woodlot.”   

All in all, the piece makes an excellent case for why the “Worst First” approach, a founding principle of the FSF, is so effective and critical in sustainable forest management.

To read the article in the Meadville Tribune, click here.