Across the Landscape

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

Training Community Foresters in Haiti

Haiti's environmental challenges are profound and are magnified by overpopulation, intense poverty, and a history of explotive export logging driven by colonial powers after Haitian slaves led their successful battle for independence in 1794.  The Caribbean nation is often portrayed as one of the most extreme examples of environmental degradation fueled by poverty in the Western Hemisphere. 

Rural Voices for Conservation

Rural Voices for Conservation

The recent Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC) has been gathering for more than a decade, but never at a more uncertain time for federal policy. The RVCC meeting in Troutdale, Oregon was a chance for Guild members and others with similar land stewardship and policy views to discuss current issues and build partnerships.

Public Lands Policy Statement Approved

Public Lands Policy Statement Approved by Membership

The Guild has adopted a new policy statement on Public Lands. Professional Members concluded voting on the statement on March 6th, 2017, with 89% of members voting in favor and 11% voting opposed. 

A Note From Our Director

Growing Our Guild Community in 2017

To Our Members and Supporters,

As I reflect on what we have achieved together, I've realized what many of our members already know: the Guild is much more than a professional society - we're a community of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines who share a common goal of conserving forests for all their values. As members, supporters, and partners of the Guild, you are an important part of that community. This year, we’re planning a number of activities to build on that strength.

Rhode Island Woodland Partnership

The Rhode Island Woodland Partnership (RIWP) is a collaboration among foresters, landowners, conservationists, and professionals who represent public agencies, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. Partnership members share a common goal of advancing the stewardship and long-term protection of Rhode Island’s woodlands to benefit the local economy, ecological values, and community enjoyment and health.

Maine Forest Policy in 2017

               The First Session of the 128th Maine State Legislature is underway and forestry will be among the many topics considered by our representatives. On January 9th, the preliminary list of bill titles became available, giving the public a glimpse into what issues will be up for debate. Bill titles of potential interest to the FSG include:

Forests on the Domain of Southeast Tennessee

The Forests of the Domain

The Forest Stewards Guild has long had a connection with the unique and historic forest at the University of the South in Sewanee Tennessee known as “The Domain.” Sewanee, as the University is commonly known, sits on a prominent overlook on the southern extent of the Cumberland Plateau, and was the location of a Guild national meeting in 2003. Our connection remains strong today thanks to the work of two of our long-time members.   

A Collaborative Controlled Burn in Northern New Mexico Demonstrates Fire as an Essential Ecosystem Process

A Collaborative Controlled Burn in Northern New Mexico Demonstrates Fire as an Essential Ecosystem Process

Written by Esmé Cadiente

Foresters in Madison, Wisconsin

Foresters in Madison, Wisconsin

Many Guild members participated in the Society of American Foresters meeting earlier this month in Madison, Wisconsin. Members were welcomed at the Guild’s Madison office Wednesday afternoon, and office hours were followed by an evening gathering of Guild members at a local pub, which transformed into a Cubs victory party by the end of the night. During the conference, numerous Guild members presented their work on topics such as:

Fire Science Exchange Day in New Brunswick, Canada

Collaborations help spread forest stewardship across the landscape. The Forest Stewards Guild is a partner In the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange (NAFSE), which connects fire scientists and managers to promote a safe and resilient fire-adapted landscape a ross the North Atlantic region. NAFSE teamed up with the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact to hold a workshop at the fall meeting of the Atlantic Forest Fire Managers in Fredericton, New Brunswick.


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