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What forest or project would you like other Guild members to learn about? Guild Gatherings are best when they are developed out of the interest and enthusiasm of members and friends. Please send your ideas for a Guild Gathering near you in 2018, and help us gather and learn together. 

Watch for more details next month about these and other completed Guild Gatherings from 2017:

June 21 - 22, 2017: Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Land Grant

Mmembers and friends from multiple cohorts gathered for a two-day field tour of  in northern New Hampshire. Tom LaPointe and colleagues at Umbagog, along with Kevin Evans and Riley Patry at Dartmouth, led the group through exciting in-woods discussions of management history, ecological site characteristics, objectives for wildlife and climate change adaptation, and silvicultural options for restoring and enhancing those characteristics over the long term.

July 21-22: Forest Stewards Guild 2017 Lake States Meeting - WI

In the Lake States, we often look at how to sustainably manage young forests to have the characteristics of older forests. This 1.5-day meeting focused on situations where we have relatively old forests and now are at a decision point as to how to move forward while balancing the ecological, economic, and social attributes of the forest.

July 29: Hyla Woods Field Tour near Gaston, OR

The Hayes family, Jerry Franklin, Norm Johnson, Mark Miller, and staff of the Forest Stewards Guild invited Guild members and others from around the region for a field tour at Hyla Wood's Mt. Richmond Forest near Gaston, OR. We enjoyed a daylong gathering outdoors and thoughtful discussion on how we'll build a stronger chapter of the Forest Stewards Guild in our region. Afterwards, at a nearby pub, we celebrated the publication of Jerry Franklin and Norm Johnson's long awaited new book, and discussed current forest issues and opportunities.

August 18 - Climate Adaptation in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest - VT

This tour of NorthWoods Stewardship Center's 1,473 acre Guild Model Forest focused on climate-adapted silviculture and management, showing our use of Foresters for the Birds guidelines in a 2012-13 variable retention thinning/group selection harvest in northern hardwoods, and NIACS Adaptation Workbook recommendations. The field tour was followed by a potluck/cookout.

September 15-16 Cherokee Boy Scout Reservation and Duke University Forest

This two-day gathering focused on innovative silviculture in the southern Piedmont region focusing on hardwood management and mixed oak-shortleaf pine. We brought together long-time Guild members, new friends, and our colleagues in the region.