Across the Landscape

Below are stories have have been (or will be) featured in the Forest Stewards Guild's e-newsletter Across the Landscape.

Reflections on a Forest Stewards Guild Internship

Forest Stewards Guild Internship in Houghton County, Michigan

by Russell Lipe

Landscape Stewardship Planning in Minnesota

The Forest Stewards Guild recently completed a project with The Nature Conservancy to develop Landscape Stewardship Plans for two southeastern Minnesota watersheds. These plans provide a vision and framework that allows landowners, resource managers, local officials, and other stakeholders to work together to voluntarily implement landscape stewardship practices that sustain the region’s water quality, natural areas, and biodiversity.

Meet Our Interns

The Forest Stewards Guild is excited to welcome three stellar interns to our Lake States and Southwest offices.  Dunbar Carpenter, Leonora Pepper, and Russell Lipe are growing their careers in forest stewardship through the Guild.  

Dunbar Carpenter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Prescribed Fire Learning Exchange - Chama TREX

by Esmé Cadiente

Recently I was in Chama, New Mexico on a prescribed fire learning exchange with forty other firefighters from around the world. Prescribed fire training exchanges (TREX) provide training and learning opportunities for wildland fire professionals while meeting resource objectives on a landscape. This novel program brings qualified firefighter trainees together with highly experienced firefighter trainers on a live prescribed fire. The result is that forests are made healthier and more qualified wildland firefighter capacity is created.

Guild Gatherings Highlights

Forest Stewards Guild members convened at two recent Guild Gatherings in Vermont and California, rekindling the "spark" of forest stewardship across the landscape.

The Future of our Forests: Engage with the Next Generation

The Future of our Forests: Engage with the Next Generation

by Nancy Patch, Forest Stewards Guild Membership and Policy Council

Forest Stewards Guild Board Welcomes Tina Hall

The Board of Directors of the Forest Stewards Guild is pleased to welcome Tina Hall, Director of Land Protection for The Nature Conservancy's Michigan Chapter, to its membership.

Outstanding Forester

The Forest Stewards Guild's Director of Science and Programs, Zander Evans, was honored at the recent Southwest Society of American Foresters meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. Zander received the Outstanding Forester award for 2017 because of his exemplary efforts and contributions to the profession of forestry, particularly promoting sound forest management in New Mexico and the Southwest. Zander has served as Research Director for the Forest Stewards Guild based out of the Santa Fe, New Mexico office since 2005.

Final Four Floor

Did you have your bracket busted during this year's Final Four basketball tournament? If you looked closely, you might have noticed the beautifully crafted wood flooring under the players' feet. The maple for the courts came from the Nature Conservancy’s Two Hearted River Forest Reserve in Newbury Michigan – our most recently designated Forest Stewards Guild Model Forest, managed by our member Jon Fosgitt of Compass land Consulting.

Forest Stewards Youth Corps 2017

For over 20 years, the Forest Stewards Guild's Youth Conservation Corps program, now called the Forest Stewards Youth Corps, has been creating opportunities for over 500 young people from rural communities across northern New Mexico. 

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