Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events


Birds, Silviculture & More! - A Wicopy Woods tour for landowners

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 09:00 to 11:00

Location: Sebec, Maine. Start and end at the landing on the Sebec Village Road across from the Downs Road. Please park on the north side of the less trafficked Downs Road. 

RSVPs are welcomed. Email

Sponsors: Maine Woodland Owners, Maine Tree Farm Committee, and Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District. 

Women Owning Woodlands Network: Enhancing Connections between Women and Their Woods

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 08:30 to 16:45

SAF Pre-Convention Workshop
More information and registration links
$85 ticket includes transportation, box lunch, snacks, and a bottle of water

2018 SAF National Convention 
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Weaving together empirical research and practical experience, this highly interactive field tour/workshop highlights key strategies and resources for engaging women landowners in management and conservation activities and institutionalizing best practices for outreach and education programs that are inclusive of this growing and underserved population.

North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange Field Trip - MA

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:30 to 16:30

Register for free by August 13, 2018.

Join us for a NAFSE field trip to Massachusetts' Montague Plains! We will explore the rich history of fire science research that has taken place at this site in the Pine Barrens ecosystem.

WOWnet Webinar - Think like a facilitator: Designing programs that engage women woodland owners

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

Free registration

Join this Women Owning Woodlands discussion of facilitation insights and evaluation results from two Woodland Stewardship for Women workshops!

Wicopy Woods Tree Farm Tour: 50 Years of Ecological Forestry Revisited

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 08:30 to 15:00

This tour will focus on silvicultural treatments employed during harvest operations conducted in 2017 and ongoing long-term bird research that is being conducted at this Forest Stewards Guild Model Forest. Hosted by Drs. Bob Seymour, Jessica Leahy and Amber Roth. 

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

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

Save the date. Registration coming soon...

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.

Women's Chainsaw Safety

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 16:00

Register today - limited to 13 participants
Co-sponsored by Midcoast Conservancy and the Forest Stewards Guild
Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, ME 04348
$180, lodging and food not included. 

This two-day course is designed for women. For participants with little or no chainsaw experience, and an effective refresher for learning more advanced practices.

The focus is on safety. Our goal is each student leaves the course aware of how to evaluate practices and equipment for safety, and that each student will have the opportunity to operate a chainsaw in a controlled and supervised setting. 

Your Wild Woodland: Creating Habitat for Birds, Fish and Other Wildlife

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 08:30

Date to be determined - original May 5 date postponed

Location: Unity, Maine
Register (free): Call (207)781-2330 ext. 219 or email

Have you ever wondered how to manage your woodland to enhance fish and wildlife habitat?

Join us for this half day, informative workshop for landowners and woodland professionals. We'll focus on Forestry for Maine Birds approaches to managing wooodlands but also include riparian habitat management for healthy fish and connected streams. Workshop attendees will spend time inside, then visit a wooded site to discuss habitat connectivity, forest habitat features, and management approaches that enhance these features. Space is limited, SAF CFE credits are available.

The 2018 Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters Training

The 2018 Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters training schedule has been released and applications are open. 

Thanks to the Northeast State Foresters Association, this is a series of training workshops in graduate level silviculture, delivered by an academic team coordinated by the Universities of New Hampshire and Vermont – drawing on the best experts from the other universities in the region, as well as other experts. The project came about given significant new knowledge needed by foresters to make silvicultural decisions on the ground. 

The application deadline for each session is separate. There are online training modules as well. 

Educational Retreat for Women Forest Landowners

When: Thurs, September 6 – Sun, September 9, 2018
Location: Highlights Foundation Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, PA
Program: Women and Their Woods
More info at: Delaware Highlands Conservancy OR contact:
Amanda Subjin of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 570-226-3164 ext. 2.

Apply here
Deadline: August 1, 2018

The biennial retreat is an in-depth, fun, engaging, and thought-provoking workshop on caring for your woodlands now and into the future. No matter the size of your woodlands or if you’re not yet an owner.

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