What's New at the Foundation

55 Acres in Crawford County Conserved Thanks to Generous Couple

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests (FSF) has protected 55 acres of working woodlands in perpetuity thanks to a fortunate series of events and the generosity of an inspiring couple in Virginia.

Troy Firth is a Finalist for 2019 Pennsylvania Leopold Conservation Award

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September 03, 2019

CAMP HILL, Penn. – Three finalists have been selected for the 2019 Pennsylvania Leopold Conservation Award®.

2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter


In This Issue:

  1. Good Forestry in NW PA
  2. Landowners Tell Their Stories: Clarence & Deb Cleer
  3. Spring Photos
  4. Update from the Bail Family
  5. Upcoming Events 

Video & Slideshow about Troy Firth's Achievements

The video below was produced by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy to honor Troy Firth as a 2019 Recipient of the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award:

Foundation Protects 436 Acres in Warren County

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests recently conserved 436 acres of working woodlands in Warren County’s Southwest and Eldred townships. The conserved lands are comprised of three parcels within the Caldwell Creek watershed, a priority area of conservation for FSF.

PALTA Honors Troy Firth with Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award

On Friday, May 17, 2019 Troy Firth received the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award at the annual Land Conservation Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.  Held this year at the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos, the conference also included presentations by the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, plus many themed presentations on the linkage between healthy forests and clean water.   Read the full article below:

Troy Firth to receive Western PA Environmental Award

Pittsburgh – Troy Firth, the founder of the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, based in Crawford County, is being honored with a 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for his work in forest management and conservation.

2018 Annual Report

In This Issue:

  • President's Message
  • FSF Across the Landscape
  • 2018 Financial Summary 
  • 2018 At a Glance
  • 2019 Events Calendar
  • A Strong Start to 2019
  • Recognizing our Supporters

Sustainable management begins in Erie's Glenwood Park

On February 20 and 21, there were two teams of horses working in the southeast parcel of Glenwood Park between Parkside Drive and 38th St.   The project aims at doing a "worst first" harvest of dying and diseased trees in the park, including ash infected by the emerald ash boring beetle, cherry, and oak.  This project is small in scope, but will begin a path to healthier urban forests in Erie through sustainable management.

Foundation for Sustainable Forests Protects 144-acre Ewing Family Woods



A 144-acre forest in Erie County's Wayne Township has been donated to the Foundation for Sustainable Forests (FSF) to be conserved in perpetuity as a sustainable working woodland.  Under the stewardship of the FSF, the land will remain a part of the local community by staying on the tax rolls, providing jobs through active forest management, and providing an educational setting for schools and other groups.


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