Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild

Increasing Awareness and Reducing Human-caused Wildfires

In 2016, wildfires ignited by humans burned over 200,000 acres in Arizona and New Mexico. People start wildfires with their campfires, vehicles, cigarette butts, fireworks, powerlines, debris burning, arson, and other activities. In especially dry years like this one, we need to help protect our communities, forests, wildlife, and water by building awareness of how people start wildfires. A new study from the Forest Stewards Guild in collaboration with the Forest Trust, titled Increasing Wildfire Awareness and Reducing Human-Caused Ignitions in Northern New Mexico, details how people start wildfires, common locations of human-caused wildfires, existing public awareness campaigns, and current investments in public awareness of wildfire prevention. Learn more at: www.ForestStewardsGuild.org/wildfire_prevention.

Single Tree Selection Silviculture for Coastal Conifers

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00 to Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:00

Register now!

Dates: Thursday, May 10 at 12:00 to Friday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: In and around Eureka, California
Coordinators: Bill Wilkinson, Jared Gerstein, and Paul Harper

Join this field tour, discussion, and social time, all dedicated to Douglas fir, Tanoak, Redwood, and mixed conifer silviculture. We will visit several sites with selection management, including high-volume forests. 

Innovative Forestry Techniques Field Tour

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00

Register here by May 5!
Location: Corvallis, Oregon at Oregon State University’s McDonald Forest and City of Corvallis’s Chip Ross Park
Leaders: Klaus Puettmann and Shane Hetzler

We are hosting a field tour and discussion of innovative forestry techniques with Guild Foresters, researchers and managers from many fields. Certified foresters who attend are eligible for 5.5 ACF or SAF credits from this event.

Fireshed Awareness Spring Seminar Series

April 4, April 18, May 2, May 5

The second Spring Seminar Series is here, to explore topics affecting the greater Santa Fe Fireshed in New Mexico. Last winter was a sobering reminder of rising temperatures and drought. With the specter of longer and more intense fire seasons, it is urgent now more than ever to take concerted action to protect our forests, homes and watersheds. Participate in Fireshed Awareness Season to learn more.


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. 

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.”