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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.

2018/19 Fall - Winter Newsletter

  1. In This Issue:

  2. Sustainable Forest Management in Erie's Wooded Parks
  3. PA Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year: Bob & Jane Slagter
  4. Landowners Tell Their Stories: Carmen & Kathy Testi
  5. Walk in Penn's Woods
  6. Upcoming Events 
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New urban forest partnership with City of Erie

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests is pleased to announce a new partnership with the City of Erie to develop a sustainable management plan for Erie's wooded parks.  The City of Erie hosts approximately 150 acres of urban forests within its parks.  Sarah Galloway, city Arborist and Sustainability Coordinator, is eager to see a management plan in place to ensure the long term health and vigor of Erie's forests.

2018 Spring/Summer Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Planting Their Future
  • Recap of Spring Dinner & Conference
  • Landowners Tell Their Stories: Ewing Woods
  • Meet the FSF's newest addition
  • Upcoming Events 

2017 Annual Report

In This Issue:

  • 2017 At a Glance
  • President's Message
  • 2017 Financial Summary 
  • A Milestone Achievement
  • Checking in on our 5-Year Goals
  • Recognizing our Supporters
  • FSF Across the Landscape
  • 2018 Events Calendar

Wendell Berry Film Screening Provides Food for Thought

On Friday, February 23rd the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy and Allegheny College, hosted a screening of the new Wendell Berry documentary film "Look & See, A Portrait of Wendell Berry".   The film, which is largely agricultural in focus, has much to say about the having of a land ethic, and the concept of sustainable working lands- hugely relevant topics for our region.   A robust crowd of almost 100 people showed up for the viewing, and stayed afterwards to discuss the film over refreshments.    Many thanks to those who came

Foundation Receives $725,000 DCNR Grant to Fund 292-acre Open Space Acquisition

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Conservation & Recreation has awarded the Foundation for Sustainable Forests $725,000 to protect open space in Warren County as part of the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, also referred to as C2P2.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 Newsletter

In this Issue:

  • Board Changes - Welcome R. Bowden and Thank you T. Bensel
  • Landowners Tell Their Stories - Bail Family Forest
  • Student Researchers
  • Erie Gives Day 2017 - Thank you!
  • Upcoming Events - 1/12 Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

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