Events

Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events

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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 to 15 people.

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, please contact Amanda Mahaffey (amanda@forestguild.org, 207-432-3701).

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Tour

October 20, 2018 (time to be determined)

Near Errol, NH

Save the date for this forestry student tour of ecological forestry operations at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. More details coming soon! For more information, contact Amanda Mahaffey at amanda@forestguild.org or (207)432-3701.

Swan Island Wildlife Management Area Tour

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 08:30 to 13:00

Timber Salvage of Blowdown with Island Logistics

Richmond, ME

Register today!

Join this tour which includes a ferry ride (boat leaves at 8:30 a.m.), and topics on invasive plants, road repair, public use, wildlife habitat, firebreaks, field reclamation, and eco-reserve without salvage. We will compare outcomes of three different crews/equipment mixes doing the same work. 

Women's Chainsaw Safety - Jefferson, ME

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 16:00

This two-day course is designed for women. The first half-day session (8:00-12:00) will be mostly indoors as we provide some basic information about chainsaws, maintenance, and safety clothing, introduce you to good practices, and provide 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.

Build Your Own Leopold Bench

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 01:00 to 16:00

Register by Oct 15!

Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center
Join a facilitated introduction to Leopold and the land ethic, while building your own Leopold bench built from wood sustainably harvested from a Forest Stewards Guild Model Forest!

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

Register today!

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.

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