Welcome to the Forest Guild

New Forest Guild Executive Director: Fred Clark

The Forest Guild is pleased to announce that, after a extensive nation-wide search, the Board of Directors selected Fred Clark to lead the Guild to grow in new and exciting ways in the coming years. Fred comes to the position as a long-time Forest Guild member and a career natural resource professional. In a career spanning over 30 years, Fred has worked as an arborist, a forest ecologist, a consulting forester and forestry contractor and, most recently as a three-term representative to the Wisconsin State Assembly As the Wisconsin Chief State Forester, stated: "Fred Clark has the integrity, passion, energy, dedication, thoughtfulness and drive to lead the Guild in its quest to expand the practice of ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forestry."

State of Forests and Forestry in western Maine and northern NH

The Forest Guild produced a report for the Northern Forest Investment Initiative on the state of forests, forestry, and forest-dependent communities in the Androscoggin Valley-Mahoosuc Region of western Maine and northern New Hampshire.  The report combines interview material with data to capture the major influences on the forest and rural communities in the region. The Northern Forest Investment Initiative is a collaboration of organizations working to increase investment in the forest-based economy and communities in rural New England and New York. 

Putting the forest first

Forest Guild members are committed to putting the forest first. We feel the well-being of human society is dependent on responsible forest management that places the highest priority on the maintenance and enhancement of the entire forest ecosystem. We practice ecological forestry that uses nature as a model for sustainable resource mangement. Read more about our mission and principles here.

Join Us!

The Forest Guild is a professional organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals that practice and promote ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forestry. The Guild engages in education, training, policy analysis, research, and advocacy to foster excellence in stewardship, support practicing foresters and other natural resource professionals. We also seek to engage woodland owners, communities, and the public in the challenges of forest conservation and management. Join us and support forest stewardship!