Guild Gatherings

Join us for Guild Gatherings, a series of regional events in 2017 held across the country from California to New Hampshire. We encourage Guild members and supporters to find a regional event near you. Or if a regional event further afield is of interest, you are certain welcome there as well!  In fact, the Guild is even planning our first international gathering - a tour in Oaxaca, Mexico in October.

Mark your calendars now and watch here for additional details and registration as they become available. 

Thank you to early event sponsor Applied Ecological Services, Inc. for their financial assistance with the Kemp Station event in Wisconsin. Join AES in sponsoring this or other 2017 Guild Gatherings!

Community Forests of the Sierra Norte - Guild Tour in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca is home to some of the richest culture and cuisine in all of Mexico. The nearby Sierra Norte mountains are home to community forests - practicing exemplary forestry using modern techniques founded on traditional values. The Guild, along with Traditions Mexico, is developing an outstanding travel opportunity for Guild members and supporters to explore this rich community and making connections with our practitioner colleagues in Mexico.

Climate Adaptation in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest

Friday, August 18, 2017 -
09:30 to 14:30

This tour of NorthWoods Stewardship Center's 1,473 acre Guild Model Forest will focus on climate-adapted silviculture and management, showing our use of Foresters for the Birds guidelines in a 2012-13 variable retention thinning/group selection harvest in northern hardwoods, and NIACS Adaptation Workbook recommendations.

Cherokee Boy Scout Reservation and Duke University Forest

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00

Our two day gathering will focus on innovative silviculture in the southern Piedmont region focusing on hardwood management and mixed oak-shortleaf pine.  We'll bring together long-time Guild members, new friends, and our colleagues in the region.

Field Tour - Parker Ten Mile Ranch, Fort Bragg, CA

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13:00 to Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:00

The Forest Stewards Guild and (DREGS Working group) will be hosting a field trip and campout on the Park Ten Mile Ranch, located 10 miles north of Fort Bragg, California. We will gather at the Manchester Grove at 1:00 on Friday and take a walk through an area that has been harvest twice under an Non-industrial Timber Harvest Plan using a single tree selection system. Later in the evening we will regroup at the Grove for a cookout and social time. Participants are encouraged to camp on the site or make other arrangements for the night. Saturday morning we will look at areas where small openings, less than a quarter acre, were created to encourage redwood regeneration in sites dominated by tanoak or grand fir. Event will end by noon. For more information, please contact Linwood Gill ( or 707-961-0377).  

Forest Stewards Guild 2017 Lake States Meeting

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:00 to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 16:00

Please save July 21 and 22 for the Forest Stewards Guild's 2017 Lake States meeting.  The meeting will be held at UW-Madison's Kemp Natural Resources Station near Woodruff, WI.

Forest Stewards Guild Vermont Silvicultural Field Tour

Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
09:00 to 16:30

RSVP now! Thetford and Strafford, Vermont Meet at: 6078 Route 113 Thetford Center, VT  05075

Join us for a field tour examining various silvicultural treatments in a variety of forest types and discuss the implications of deer browse, invasive plants and climate change on applying silviculture, followed by dinner and libations at the Colatina Exit.

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