Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild

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.


Paid Internship In Forestry and Wildlife, Forest Stewards Guild and FWS

Location: South Carolina and North Carolina
Dates: May 14 - November 9, 2018.
Stipends: Free housing on-site, a $600 travel allowance, $275 per week stipend.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Position announcement flyer and application instructions

The Forest Stewards Guild seeks a student or recent graduate with some experience in forestry and wildlife ecology and a strong desire to learn new skills. Guild interns perform forestry tasks alongside US Fish and Wildlife Service staff. The 26-week position is a supervised work and learning experience based at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, McBee, South Carolina. Additional work will occur at the Pee Dee NWR near Wadesboro, NC. 

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. 

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 the end of Crosby Lane, Sewanee, TN

Register for free today 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.

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.”