Welcome to the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition  

Mission: Good Stewardship of our Public Lands
The Pennsylvania Forest Coalition is a unique alliance of 2,746 hunters, hikers, anglers, landowners, wildlife-watchers, paddlers, bikers, churches and conservation groups who are united in our concern for the stewardship of our public lands.

We link these groups together via e-mailings on environmental issues.
In memory of Advisors Cliff Dillman, Les Haas and Anne Harris Katz.

Land Use Issues:

If you can't measure it, you can't manage it.

DCNR currently managers our State Forests well -- 88 percent of the certified timber harvested in PA is from our State Forests.  But to retain FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, the forests must continue to be managed sustainably.  A maximum average of only 2% of our timberlands may be converted to other uses.  Additional leasing of our State Forests will imperil that certification and over 80,000 forestry jobs that depend on our timberlands.


We appreciate the economic benefit of natural gas activities in Pennsylvania, even if the promised number of jobs has been far below industry predictions.

Because our landscapes are still scarred from the coal industry, we must proceed with caution, not sacrificing the long term health and well-being of our communities for short-term gain as we have in the past.

Earth Prayer


This earth we know.
This earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.

This we know.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.

All things are connected.

                                                               ~ Chief Seattle

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