Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild

Tell Us What You Think! Climate Adaptation Needs Assessment

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Forest managers need scientifically credible, relevant, and timely information on climate change, its effects on ecosystems, and potential management options in order to effectively respond to climate change. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and Forest Stewards Guild are seeking input on key areas of uncertainty where managers have questions so that we can help promote science to address managers' needs.

Bottomland Hardwoods Learning Exchange

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:30 to Friday, November 9, 2018 - 17:00

Register by October 31!

Meeting location: College of Coastal Georgia: 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA. 

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Tentative agenda is available now.

This field-based learning exchange will bring together experts from the Atlantic Coastal Plain and lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley to compare these two geographies based on social, ecological, and economic factors. An emphasis will be placed on the connection between forestry and hydrology, and how responsible forest management can play an integral role in conserving the whole system on a watershed-level. Through this event we hope to improve the management and conservation of bottomland forests and illustrate opportunities to meet diverse social values. This event is approved for 14.5 SAF CFE credits!

Bogs and Outwash - Growing Uneven-Aged Douglas Fir in the Puget Sound Area

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 09:30 to 15:00

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Come tour the Cranberry Lake Forest Education and Research Center. This 720-acre property is used for education and research of the natural environment. Active timber management helps support these goals. 

Cranberry Lake features uneven-aged Douglas-fir forest on glacial outwash as well as areas of even-aged management, extensive wetlands, and a lake. Come see about the active management on a tour across chronological series of thinnings on this unique property.

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.”