Across the Landscape

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

New study shows how fast pests have spread through our forests

A new study recently published by Forest Stewards Guild's Director of Science and Programs, Zander Evans, sheds light on the speed of past forest invaders. Invasive, exotic insects and diseases have a devastating effect on North American forests and their rate of spread is one of the main determinants of an invasive organism’s impact.

Guild Members Join Advocacy for Maine Public Forest Lands

Maine has a long tradition of thoughtful, long-term management of public forestlands. Forest Stewards Guild members in Maine, both within and outside of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, have helped educate the public about the value of that tradition in the face of unprecedented changes, including significant increases in the annual allowable cut proposed last year during the state budget process. 

Guild Completes Study on Forest Harvest Restrictions

On March 29th, the Forest Stewards Guild presented our final report to the Wisconsin Council on Forestry for our research report Economic and Ecological Effects of Forest Practices and Harvesting Constraints on Wisconsin’s Forest Resources and Economy. The report was a component of the Wisconsin Forest Practices Study.

Amber Ellering Joins the Guild Board of Directors

The Forest Stewards Guild welcomes Amber Ellering of St. Paul, Minnesota as the newest member of the Guild's Board of Directors.  Amber works as a Forest Policy Analyst for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.  She has over ten years of professional experience in forest management and policy work.  Amber began her career as a forester, managing state forestlands in rural northern Minnesota.  Beyond timber harvest design and administration, she was responsible for wildfire response, private landowner outreach, and forest inventory.

Prescribed Burning in the WUI

Prescribed Burning in the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed

Student Member Profile: Renai Nez

Student members represent the future of not only the Forest Stewards Guild, but are also the leaders of tomorow in their fields. Guild staff are working to find new opportunities to engage our student members. Southwest Community Forestry Coordinator Matt Piccarello interviewed former Guild Youth Conservation Corps Crew Trainer and current student member Renai Nez to learn more about how her experience with the Guild has helped shape her academic and professional goals.

Forest Stewards Guild Student Member Conference Call

Forest Stewards Guild student members, we want to hear from you! The Guild will convene a conference call on Monday, April 11th from 12:00PM – 1:00PM EDT. We’ll discuss opportunities for student members, such as professional networking and potential research and job prospects. The call will be a great opportunity to meet fellow student members and share your ideas for how we can work together to deliver greater value to students.

New Jersey Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area Forest Stewardship Project

New Jersey Audubon practices Guild-style forest stewardship. One of their Forest Stewardship Plans is up for comment until March 1. Read on to learn more about this important project.

Maine Public Lands update

On Tuesday, February 9, the Maine Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (ACF) Committee reviewed the final report of the Commission to Study the Public Reserve Lands Management Fund.

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.

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