Across the Landscape

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

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. 

Loving the Land through Working Forests

A forest, kindly used, will outlive unimaginably any of its trees,” writes renowned author Wendell Berry in “A Forest Conversation,” an essay about the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust located in northwestern Pennsylvania. Established in 2004, the mission of the Foundation for Sustainable Forests (FSF) is to protect forests as conserved working forests that support healthy ecosystems and rural communities, and to promote sustainable forestry practices.

Forest Policy Updates

The Forest Stewards Guild and many of our colleagues and collaborators have been invovled in current policy issues. Read on for a few recent highlights.

Wisconsin Members Advocate for Public Forestry Funding

Wood Energy News

A recent article in the Journal of Forestry highlights some of the important questions not being asked about wood energy. The Guild continues to engage in these conversations as difficult questions are being asked and answered in the U.S. and abroad.


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