Across the Landscape

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

A recent Guild Gathering in Oregon models key goals and gets results

"Innovative Forestry Techniques," one of the many Guild Gatherings held so far this year, happened in Corvallis, Oregon with the help of guild members and Oregon State University. 30 people joined - among these were four Oregon State University students, five fellows from the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, and many forestry professionals and land managers. One participant’s highlight from the event was “Being able to discuss forestry with industry professionals, small woodlot owners, academics, and scientists all at the same time.”

Meet Guild Intern, Susy Boyd

Written by Susy Boyd

I grew up in a suburb of San Francisco where I occasionally played in a sliver of a Eucalyptus grove. The earliest hint of my future in the forest appeared after a week-long Outdoor Education experience in the redwoods. When the week was over, I was despondent but didn’t yet understand why.

A look at what Guild connections can mean for forestry practice

Editors note: Connor Hogan is a Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies graduate. This spring, he attended a Yale SAF and Forest Stewards Guild gathering. Here, he shares some thoughts about that gathering, and what the Guild means to his professional efforts and the essential connections we all need to fulfill a mission of responsible forestry.

Ecological impacts after wildfire: Santa Clara Field Trip

In areas affected by high severity fire and post-fire flooding, why do we choose to act—or not to act—beyond initial emergency stabilization? How do we make informed decisions about how much action to take and when? On a warm day in early May, a group of over thirty environmental and conservation professionals gathered to discuss these questions in the context of restoring integrity to ecosystems and landscapes after wildfires as part of the Burned Area Learning Network (BALN).

A match made for a better future - the Gravitas Peak Wildland Fire Module

In 2017, Dave Lasky, an ex-wilderness expedition leader and restoration forester met Eytan Krasilovsky, the Guild’s Southwest Region Director and the foundation was laid for what has become an inspirational partnership. This is the story of the Guild’s Gravitas Peak Wildland Fire Module (GPWFM) – what it is, how it started, and what it means for forests and communities.

Foundations of Ecological Forestry

The topic of ecological forestry has stimulated much discussion recently, and has been the subject of a number of articles in the Journal of Forestry. Not surprisingly, most have been penned by Guild members.

Purposeful philanthropy - Guild earns Community Impact Award

Written by Colleen Robinson, Forest Stewards Guild.

The Hands On! Philanthropy workshop of UW-Madison is designed to help participants become more intentional in their community service and giving. Participants contemplate the power of purposeful philanthropy as they clarify and articulate what matters to them most, and then identify, research, and partner with nonprofits that share their vision.

Internships building the future of forest stewardship

The Forest Stewards Guild partners with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help build the future of forest stewardship. Internship opportunities offer new and aspiring professionals hands- and minds-on experiences in tackling the challenges of forest management in true Guild style; in ways that are sustainable, responsible and that honor the needs of the forests and the communities who depend on them. Joseph Becker, an Ohio State University graduate, and an intern in this program in South Carolina since mid-February, shares his experience.

Women Owning Woodlands Success Series - Feature Pennsylvania

Written by Leonora Pepper, Forest Stewards Guild, The second success story in our series will leave you "wow'd," yet again. Amanda Subjin of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy has a background in forest management and education. She coordinates Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Women and their Woods (WOW) program, which serves women landowners in Pennsylvania and New York. This success story highlights her thoughts and insight on how the program was born, the needs it addresses, and some of its sweetest successes.

New, from your Membership and Policy Council

Your MPC is enthusiastic and busy this year! Enjoy this snapshot of current events and please stay in touch. We want to hear from members and bring your ideas into our discussions. We will regularly provide updates as our work progresses.


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