Past Events

Restoring Woodland Health With Shortleaf Pine

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:00 to 12:30

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Free field forum and tour
The Domain Forest at Sewanee
Meet at Snowden Hall (on the University of the South campus).

Register by April 12 for this field forum on shortleaf pine ecosystem restoration in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee. Partners are bringing together private woodland owners, natural resource professionals, and professional members of the Guild and expanding the capacity for shortleaf restoration at Sewanee’s Domain Forest and among private woodland owners in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee.

Forest Stewards Guild 2017 Lake States Meeting

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00 to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:30

Register today for the Forest Stewards Guild's 2017 Lake States meeting, July 21-22. This Guild Gathering will be held at UW-Madison's Kemp Natural Resources Station near Woodruff, WI and focus on 100 Years of Lake States Forest Stewardship; Now What?Flooding

In the Lake States, we often look at how to sustainably manage young forests to have the characteristics of older forests. For this 1.5-day meeting, we plan to focus 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.

Forest Management at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Land Grant

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:00

Registration is now open! Join the Forest Stewards Guild on June 20-21, 2017 at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Land Grant, near Errol, New Hampshire, for field tours and insightful discussion. 

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge showcases science-based, adaptive management in a working forest landscape. Dartmouth's Second College Land Grant is a unique 27,000-acre forest managed to be a model of environmentally sound private land stewardship.

Webinar: Effectiveness of Wildfire Mitigation in the WUI

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:00

Zander Evans will share findings from a new report on the Effectiveness of Wildfire Mitigation Activities in the Wildland-Urban Interface. The report examined how fuel treatments change wildfire behavior in WUI areas, analyzed over 2,000 assessments of home wildfire hazard, studied participation in Firewise, and examined implementation of CWPPs.

Fire and Communities: Images and Science at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00

Please join us for an engaging look at the beauty and science of fires in New Mexico during a free lecture in New Mexico Museum of Art's St. Francis Auditorium at 2pm, May 3.

Forest Stewards Guild National Meeting 2014

The Forest Guild National Meeting is making a long-awaited return to New England in June of 2014. Join fellow members, colleagues, and future friends in this three-day gathering. Prepare for an exciting program of engaging speakers, stimulating field workshops, and lively discussions on the theme of adapting forests to the changing climate. Also, in keeping with Guild tradition, the National Meeting is an excellent opportunity to gather with friends and rekindle the spark that inspires the forest stewardship of our members across the landscape.

Webinar: Residential and Community Strategies to Prevent Wildland Fire Smoke Exposures

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

Presented by Dr. Tony Ward
Hosted by the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange

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Wildfires create significant smoke impacts to communities near and downwind of the wildfire events. This webinar will provide a discussion on ways to prevent wildfire smoke exposures, including both residential strategies (including air filtration units) as well as community strategies (such as clean air shelters).

The Era of Megafires – An Evening of Film, Fire, and Discussion

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Jean Cocteau Theater, 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 
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The Era of Megafires is a 60-minute multi-media presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company, North 40 Productions. It’s presented in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and animations.

Webinar - Making a lasting impression: Lessons from long-running women’s landowner programs

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

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Dr. Tamara Walkingstick (Arkansas’ Women Owning Woodlands Program) and Tiffany Hopkins (Oregon WOWNet) will discuss how each of their programs have successfully engaged women for more than a decade.


Women's Chainsaw Safety Workshop, Bridgton, ME

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 16:00

Register today! Participation is limited, and spaces are filling quickly. 

Location: Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willet Road, Bridgton, ME 04009
Cost: $100 (scholarships available from Women of the Maine Outdoors)
Food: Please come prepared with all the food and water you will need.
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This two-day course is designed for women. The first half-day session (8:00-12:00) will be mostly indoors with basic information about chainsaws, maintenance, safety clothing, introductions to good practices, and relevant background material. The second day (8:00-4:00) is intended to be a full day of practice and application. Our goal is that each student will leave the course being keenly aware of how to evaluate practices, and equipment for safety.

For more information or to register late, please contact Amanda Mahaffey (, 207-432-3701).


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