Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild

MPC election and Policy Statement Vote

Forest Stewards Guild professional members in good standing have the opportunity to elect representatives to the Guild's Membership and Policy Council. Professional members have been emailed ballot instructions and you can read about the candidates here.  Members also can vote on the new Policy Statement on Forest Conservation and Connectivity drafted by the Membership and Policy Council.


Internships with the Forest Stewards Guild

Location: South Carolina and North Carolina
Dates: February 15 - August 15, 2018 (position 1). May 15 - November 15, 2018 (position 2).
Stipends: Housing on-site, a $600 travel allowance, $275 per week stipend.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Position announcement flyer and application instructions

The Forest Stewards Guild welcomes applications from students or recent graduates in forestry or natural resources for one of two paid internships. Perform supervised forest and wildlife habitat management with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Each 26-week position is a supervised work and learning experience based at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, McBee, South Carolina. Additional work will occur at the Pee Dee NWR near Wadesboro, NC. 

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.”