Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild

Summer 2016 Forest Stewards Guild Internships

The Forest Stewards Guild invites students at the college or graduate level to work on forest-related issues in New Mexico and Wisconsin. We are offering two paid 8-week summer internships and one unpaid 4-8 week internship. The two paid internships will be based out of our Santa Fe office, and the unpaid position will be based out of our Wisconsin office. Internships will be grounded in active projects. Staff will work to tailor the workload to the student’s interests and schedule.

First Duty Principle

The First Duty Principle is one of the most defining principles of our organization. While we share a broad agreement on the importance and defining nature of the "first duty" concept, many members have also shared long-standing concerns about how the wording of the statement may read to current and prospective members. We convened Forest Stewards Guild committee to determine if there was cause to reword the principle, and if so to draft alternative language.

Annual report 2015

2015 has been an important and memorable year for the Guild and we want to use this opportunity to share some of our highlights with you in our 2015 Annual Report. Our Board of Directors, our Membership and Policy Council, and our active members all share the goals of seeing the Guild grow and become more effective at achieving our mission. This year, we made some important and necessary investments to make that possible. We are fortunate to have a very talented program staff who lead our work across the country. In addition, almost every project we take on is successful in large part because of the collaboration of our members and our many partners. Read more about our projects in the 2015 Annual Report.

Successful Solutions for Reducing Wildfire Risk

Each year wildfires damage homes, businesses, communities, watersheds, and forests on millions of acres across the U.S. However there are effective ways to reduce the impact of wildfire. A new report, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Wildfire Mitigation Activities in the Wildland-Urban Interface, shares lessons learned from communities across New Mexico. Read a summary here.

Join Us!

The Forest Stewards Guild is a professional organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals that practice and promote ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forestry. The Guild is a non-profit organization (501(c)3). The Guild engages in education, training, policy analysis, research, and advocacy to foster excellence in stewardship, support practicing foresters and other natural resource professionals. We also seek to engage woodland owners, communities, and the public in the challenges of forest conservation and management. Join us and support forest stewardship!