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Mission

Mission Statement:
The mission of The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the American chestnut tree to its native range within the woodlands of eastern North America through research and education.

Our goal is to develop blight-resistant American chestnut trees, via backcross method of breeding, for the restoration of locally adapted breeding populations of the species in the forests of the mid-Atlantic.  Volunteers play a critical role in this goal by assisting management and maintenance of research orchards and standing as spokespersons for our missing at educational and outreach events throughout the Chapter. Follow these links to learn more about membership and volunteer opportunities.

Be sure to view our Strategic Plan for more details. This plan was developed by our Board of Directors and informs our work on a cyclical basis, from day to day and year to year. Our bylaws are also available for your review.