Across the Landscape

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

Rhode Island Woodland Partnership Strategic Planning

Beginning early in 2016, the Rhode Island Woodland Partnership (RIWP) will work collaboratively on crafting its first strategic plan. This project is made possible by a Strategy Grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, the state’s community foundation. The partnership is also grateful to have the RI Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, one of its member 501(c)(3) organizations, serving as its fiscal sponsor.

Forest Stewards Guild 2016 National Meeting Recap

Restoration. Conservation. Collaboration. The 2016 national meeting of the Forest Stewards Guild and friends at The Nature Conservancy and Society of American Foresters drew over a hundred and thirty natural resource managers, researchers, and students together for a singular event designed to empower practitioners with restoration tools rooted in forest science, conservation, and collaboration. The three-day program created an exceptional space to learn and, to Leopold’s philosophy, to evolve the land ethic in the minds of a thinking community.

4(d) Ruling on Northern long-eared Bat

Protections have been finalized for the northern long-eared bat and will take effect February 16, 2016. The finalized ruling reflects input from numerous agencies and organizations, including the Forest Stewards Guild, in an effort to balance the biological needs of this threatened species with the ecologic, economic, and social needs of other forest users.

Summer 2017 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. We are offering a paid 8-week summer internship and one unpaid 4-8 week internship. The paid and unpaid positions will be based out of our Santa Fe 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.

New Membership and Policy Council Members

The Membership and Policy Council (MPC) votes are in and Guild members have elected three new members to the MPC. Stuart Hale (NC), Beth Jacqmain - Palik (MN), and Bruce White (NC) have secured the most votes to win election to the MPC. The 4th and 5th place vote-getters, Marcos Roybal (AZ), and John Lovseth (IL), also received a significant number of votes and we thank them especially for being willing to serve.


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