Crawford Gives 2020
08/10/20 - 08/11/20
Crawford Gives
Crawford Gives 2020
08/10/20 - 08/11/20
Crawford Gives 2020
08/10/20 - 08/11/20

Foundation for Sustainable Forests

Specific Need

Forest conservation in the region is so important, and careful stewardship of protected lands is equally so.  For Crawford Gives 2020, the Foundation for Sustainable Forests aims to raise $4,130 to support invasive species management and native plant diversity on the 413 acres of woodlands it protects in Crawford County.  Your gift will support forest resilience, diversity, and critical habitat.  Thank you!

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 Sustainable Forests and began work with landowners around the region.

 

Today our land base has grown to more than 1700 acres in northwest PA and western NY. 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
The 194-acre Thompsons' Wood in Troy Twp will be the site of the FSF's next field conference
The 194-acre Thompsons' Wood in Troy Twp will be the site of the FSF's next field conference

Contact

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

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