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New Mexico Prescribed Fire Training Exchange


The Forest Stewards Guild invites applications for the Rio Trampas Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX). Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up and patrol on the controlled burn. First time firefighter? No problem, we will get you the training you need.

Staff Changes in Southwest Office

The Forest Stewards Guild’s Southwest Program, based in Santa Fe New Mexico, is growing! Due to our collaborative efforts with our partners in the region, the Guild is excited to announce promotions for Matt Piccarello and Esme Cadiente and the addition of Leonora Pepper and Sam Berry to the team.   

Read the press release here!

Guild Gatherings Coming to a Forest Near You

Summer is in full swing across the landscape, and the woods are alive with the sounds of Forest Stewards Guild Gatherings. In June, Guild members and friends from multiple cohorts gathered for a two-day field tour of Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Land Grant in northern New Hampshire.Mark your calendars now for these exciting Guild Gatherings coming to a forest near you!

Southeast Regional Meeting: Innovative Silviculture in Piedmont Hardwood Forests

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 08:30 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 13:15

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. Registration is available - sign up today!

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.”