Timber Harvest in West Virginia State Parks

The Forest Stewards Guild recently submitted comments opposing West Virginia Senate Bill 270 and House Bill 4182, which would revise State Park rules to permit commercial timber production. An update this week announces the bills are dead.

We earned the bronze, with GuideStar

The Forest Stewards Guild was recently recognized for our transparency with a Bronze Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!  

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. 

Our 2017 Annual Review is here

In 2017, the Forest Stewards Guild accomplished so much, with so many strong partners, in the face of challenges in both the political and actual climate. Our strengths include our ability to:

The Forest Steward for autumn 2017 is here

Just posted, read our most recent issue of The Forest Steward and share it with friends and colleagues!

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 is building 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.

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!

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.

2016 Annual Review

Inside the pages of the 2016 Forest Stewards Guild Annual Review, you’ll find Guild Staff and partners putting forest stewardship principles into action. We’re reaching from coast to coast with program staff now deepening our roots in five regions of the country. And while we’re excited about our expanding reach, we know that the real difference we make is with people.

National Forest Foundation: 2016 Barrett Foundation Challenge Offers $100,000 Award

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) has announced the 2016 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge to foster innovation in natural resource management. This unique competition is open to representatives from for-profit and nonprofit organizations, tribal entities, businesses, individuals and students, staff, or faculty at nationally accredited colleges and universities. 

2015 Southwest fire season

Fewer acres burned in wildfire in the Southwest in 2015 than the average for the preceding decade and most of the area burned at low severity. The snowpack from the 2014/2015 winter was below normal, but the El Niño pattern combined with other factors to drive a moist spring and minimize windy and dry conditions. Prescribed fires covered 120,066 acres or 37% of the total acres burned in 2015, the highest percentage of acres burned in the Southwest since 2003.


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