Across the Landscape

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

Note from the Natural Resources Council of Maine

A note from Eliza Donoghue at the Natural Resources Council of Maine

Re: Help protect Maine's North Woods from sprawl!

Please take this survey to help protect what you love about Maine’s North Woods.

MPC Elections

A note to Forest Stewards Guild Professional Members from MPC Chair Leila Pinchot:

We are actively seeking nominations for our Membership and Policy Council (MPC). Do you have someone you'd like to have represent you in MPC? Would you consider serving on the body that represents you and other members? The deadline for nominations for this year's election is Monday, October 31st.

Students and Members meet in the Baraboo Hills

Students and Members meet in the Baraboo Hills

On the weekend of September 17th and 18th, a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison forestry and wildlife ecology students joined professional Guild members for a hike to explore sustainable land management practices on-the-ground in one of Wisconsin’s premier natural areas – the Baraboo Hills. 

Student Chapter at Michigan Tech

Student Chapter at Michigan Tech

On Saturday October 1st, a group of Michigan Technological University (MTU) students and Guild professional members met at the Tech Trails Forest to discuss a variety of forestry issues while hiking through this newly-designated Forest Stewards Guild Model Forest.

Forest management a struggle in New Jersey

Forest management a struggle in New Jersey

by Mim Dunne

The Guild’s Matt Piccarello gains wildfire experience in Utah

The Guild’s Matt Piccarello gains wildfire experience in Utah

Guild welcomes Program Assistant in Southwest Region Office

Across the Landscape : Interview with Esmé Cadiente

What inspired you to pursue a career in natural resources? If it was an individual, how did he or she inspire you?

Women and Our Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Women and Our Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Hemingway Would be Proud - Two Guild Model Forests in Michigan

The Forest Stewards Guild has recently added two Upper Peninsula forests to its Model Forest Program. The Model Forest Program recognizes places, people, and relationships that foster sustainable forest management and demonstrate successful silviculture.

In Houghton, Michigan Technological University’s Ford Forest, managed by long-time Guild member Jim Schmierer, was designated in November 2016. 

The Guild Helps Communities Get Ready for Wildfire

In August, the Forest Stewards Guild is completing updates for two Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) in New Mexico. Since 2003, thousands of communities have developed and implemented CWPPs to collaboratively identify and prioritize fuel reduction treatments and reduce the threat of home ignition. Each CWPP can be very different because of local decisions about scale, approach, areas of emphasis, and depth. Some CWPPs provide communities with practical, well-thought out plans for making communities safer.

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