Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44

Foundation for Sustainable Forests

Specific Need

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests is seeking funds to support outreach initiatives and educational offerings. These include, but are not limited to,  the annual "Woods & Waters Film Series" offered to the public at not cost on 2-3 dates throughout the winter in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy, the annual "Loving the Land Through Working Forests" Conference, to be held this year on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 near Townville, and educational woods walks for students and forest landowners.

Mission

Our mission is to protect forested ecosystems and support rural communities through working forests, to raise awareness of the importance of conserving intact forested ecosystems, and to highlight sustainable forestry practices for the benefit of the land.

Profile

In 2004 Troy and Lynn Firth started the Firth Family Foundation to manage and protect their timberlands in perpetuity. In 2009 after realizing that there is broader demand for a conservation entity active in forest management we became the Foundation for Troy and Lynn FirthSustainable Forests and began work with landowners around the region. Today our land base has grown to more than 900 acres. For landowners concerned about the future of their forest we offer a way to continue a legacy of stewardship beyond their tenure. Through donations, grants and proceeds we continue an active program of land acquisition and education. In timber-dependent communities, such as those found in Northwest Pennsylvania, it is crucial that land protection efforts do not stifle the local economy. Rather than preserving land untouched the Foundation for Sustainable Forests is actively managing our timber resource to provide the forest products and ecosystem services that people depend on. By functioning within the local community we are better positioned to educate the public about sustainable forestry and therefore impact a greater area.

Photos & Videos

An introduction the the FSF and its approach to forest management
Featuring 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award Winner, and FSF Founder, Troy Firth
Horses take a rest during a restorative, 'worst-first' selective cut at Stony Hollow Forest
Horses take a rest during a restorative, 'worst-first' selective cut at Stony Hollow Forest
The FSF is partnering with Presque Isle Audubon to manage a Crawford County forest for bird habitat
The FSF is partnering with Presque Isle Audubon to manage a Crawford County forest for bird habitat
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Contact

22418 Firth Road
Spartansburg PA 16434
Phone: (814) 694-5830

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