Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events


Women Owning Woodlands Shadowing Opportunity - and Travel Scholarships

Are you interested in launching a women-focused woodland owner program, but aren’t sure what it might look like and how it would work?

Thanks to support from the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative has funding available to offset travel related costs for aspiring WOW leaders to attend an existing WOW event to shadow and learn from the event organizer(s).

And here is an existing event to consider!

Applications are due by Friday, March 9, 2018

Educational Retreat for Women Forest Landowners

When: Thurs, September 6 – Sun, September 9, 2018
Location: Highlights Foundation Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, PA
Program: Women and Their Woods
More info at: Delaware Highlands Conservancy OR contact:
Amanda Subjin of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 570-226-3164 ext. 2.

Apply here
Deadline: August 1, 2018

The biennial retreat is an in-depth, fun, engaging, and thought-provoking workshop on caring for your woodlands now and into the future. No matter the size of your woodlands or if you’re not yet an owner.

Webinar: Climate Change Vulnerability in New England and Northern New York

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

Register for free (NOTE: Eastern Time)
Download the event flyer

The USDA Forest Service has published a new report describing how climate change is expected to affect the 40 million acres of forest found in the Northeast. Maria Janowiak, deputy director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and lead author of the assessment, will present the major findings of the report and describe how forest managers can begin to consider climate change as part of their management planning and activities.

Oregon TREX - applications open

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 08:00 to Friday, May 18, 2018 - 08:00

Oregon Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) Programs 
Hosted by The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, the Oregon Fire Learning Network, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management. 

Central Oregon TREX – April 30 to May 11, 2018, Bend, Oregon  
Ashland TREX – May 7 to May 18, 2018, Ashland, Oregon 

SAF - SW Wisconsin meeting - Managing Today’s Forests for Future Risks

Register by February 16

What: Managing Today’s Forests for Future Risks - SW WI SAF Meeting
Where: The Shed (Upstairs), Spring Green, WI 
When: Feb 21, 2018
1:00 - 5:00 pm


Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training - online

January 15 - March 2, 2018
Regions: New England and New York
Full course information
Register (No registration fee, thanks to support from the US Forest Service and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub.)

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online, seven-week course!

Designed for natural resources professionals working in forests and associated ecosystems in New England and New York. Foresters, natural resource managers, and consultants working on public, tribal, and private lands, as well as professionals providing Extension, service forestry, or technical assistance to foresters and woodland owners are  encouraged to participate. Individuals and small teams can participate in the course.

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