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Community Supported Forests – Buyers Guide

Partially funded by a South Mountain Mini-Grant, the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy produced the South Mountain: Community Supported Forests buyers guide to bring recognition to the economic, ecological, and social values our forests provide.

Community Supported Forests is about helping forest owners retain their land. By doing so, they in tern support local economies by allowing timber harvests, which drive a value added supply chain and allow them to continue to provide “free” social and ecological benefits. We encourage you to use this publication to find ways to support our forests by buying locally produced products. We hope that you can see that by buying locally, you are helping to build a green economy, and your purchases provide income for landowners and encourage them to keep working forests in our landscape.”


South Mountain: Community Supported Forests