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Southeast Region Meeting and Collins Pine, California Guild Gathering successes!

The Forest Stewards Guild, our partners at the Duke Forest at Duke University, and Guild members David Schnake and Dave Halley held a regional meeting on the theme of innovative hardwood silviculture in the southern Piedmont, including short-leaf pine management.

Partners and members of Collins Pine Company in California hosted this year's final Guild Gathering on the books. A rich collection of discussion topics allowed attendees to learn new perspectives on multi-age management. Future California Guild Gatherings are desired, and thoughts were shared about how we can assess the effects of climate change through future, replicate treatments.

Thanks for making these gatherings an enjoyable success!

Zander Evans, Guild Executive Director as of October 1, 2017

The Forest Stewards Guild welcomes Zander Evans, Director of Research and Programs as the new Executive Director, as of October 1, 2017.

Zander's work will build on that of the recent Executive Director, Fred Clark. Fred, in turn, is now Senior Forester and remains actively involved with the Guild, particularly in our Lake States programs.

Help us bring a Guild Gathering to a forest near you

2017 Forest Stewards Guild Gatherings are wrapping up. What a successful year! New Hamshire, Vermont, Wisconsin, Oregon, North Carolina, New Mexico, and California forests all hosted gatherings. Watch for more details summarizing these events soon. What's next? 

Putting the Forest First

From Humboldt County, California, to Aroostook County, Maine, we are the stewards for America’s finest forests.

We invite you to join us.

From our beginnings over thirty years ago, the Forest Stewards Guild has recognized that maintaining healthy, productive forests is the best investment we can make in promoting the wellbeing of people and forest communities. Our work includes hands-on forest stewardship, education and training, research, policy advocacy, and promoting professional practice – all based on high ethical standards and our unique mission of “putting the forest first.”