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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.

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 (linwood@forestguild.org or 707-961-0377).  

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.

Inspiring Youth & Conserving Forests

Through our Forest Stewards Youth Corps, we put young people to work protecting, restoring, and enhancing America’s great outdoors. We provide career training in natural resources for 16-25 year olds from areas that have few employment opportunities. Through training from Guild staff and our partners and hard work on the ground, our crewmembers develop important outdoor skills in forest management, fire ecology, watershed health, and wildlife ecology.  Help us expand our program and inspire even more youth!

A Note from Our Director

Growing Our Guild Community in 2017

To Our Members and Supporters,

As I reflect on what we have achieved together, I've realized what many of our members already know: the Guild is much more than a professional society - we're a community of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who share a common goal of conserving forests for all their values. As members, supporters, and partners of the Guild, you are an important part of that community. This year, we’re planning a number of activities to build on that strength.

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.”