Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events


Bringing the Sharing Economy to Family Forests with forester Will Martin

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 15:00

A Presentation and Reception for Forest Owners and Forest Managers

Date and Time: May 3, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Arington Tree Farm (Husker Barn) 2907 Evergreen Dr. Cambridge, WI
RSVP to Carol Nielsen by email or phone/text 608-206-9682

Community Forests of the Sierra Norte - Guild Tour in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca is home to some of the richest culture and cuisine in all of Mexico. The nearby Sierra Norte mountains are home to community forests - practicing exemplary forestry using modern techniques founded on traditional values. The Guild, along with Traditions Mexico, is developing an outstanding travel opportunity for Guild members and supporters to explore this rich community and making connections with our practitioner colleagues in Mexico.

Loving the Land through Working Forests

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:30 to Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 16:30

Join our partners at the Foundation for Sustainable Forests for Pennsylvania's premier in-the-field forestry conference for forest landowners, practitioners, and conservationists. This year's program features Marshall Pecore, Manager of the Menominee Forest in Wisconsin as well as Jim Finley, the Ibberson Chair of Forest Resources at Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Center for Private Forests.

Climate Adaptation in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest

Friday, August 18, 2017 -
09:30 to 14:30

This tour of NorthWoods Stewardship Center's 1,473 acre Guild Model Forest will focus on climate-adapted silviculture and management, showing our use of Foresters for the Birds guidelines in a 2012-13 variable retention thinning/group selection harvest in northern hardwoods, and NIACS Adaptation Workbook recommendations.

Sewall Woods Sustainable Forestry Demonstration and Tour

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites neighbors, woodlot owners, and curious citizens to join KELT staff and forestry professionals for a tour of the Sewall Woods Preserve demonstration forest in Bath on Saturday, April 29 at 9:00am.

Cherokee Boy Scout Reservation and Duke University Forest

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00

Our two day gathering will focus on innovative silviculture in the southern Piedmont region focusing on hardwood management and mixed oak-shortleaf pine.  We'll bring together long-time Guild members, new friends, and our colleagues in the region.

Mud Season Breakfast

This year's Mud Season Breakfast will be on Thursday, May 4th in Berlin, NH. This year’s theme is “What else can you do in the woods!” with presentations from Cornell, University of Maine, New Earth Organic farm and NRCS!

Field Tour - Parker Ten Mile Ranch, Fort Bragg, CA

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13:00 to Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:00

The Forest Stewards Guild and (DREGS Working group) will be hosting a field trip and campout on the Park Ten Mile Ranch, located 10 miles north of Fort Bragg, California. We will gather at the Manchester Grove at 1:00 on Friday and take a walk through an area that has been harvest twice under an Non-industrial Timber Harvest Plan using a single tree selection system. Later in the evening we will regroup at the Grove for a cookout and social time. Participants are encouraged to camp on the site or make other arrangements for the night. Saturday morning we will look at areas where small openings, less than a quarter acre, were created to encourage redwood regeneration in sites dominated by tanoak or grand fir. Event will end by noon. For more information, please contact Linwood Gill ( or 707-961-0377).  

Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters - Overview Workshop - May 23-24, 2017

The Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters (Institute), a series of training workshops in graduate level silviculture in 2017 and 2018, begins with its first 2-day workshop in Craftsbury, Vermont on May 23-24, 2017.  The first workshop is the Overview session that will cover topics related to silviculture in the whole northeast U.S. 

Managing Longleaf Pine for Ecological Benefits

Please join us at the Aberdeen Recreation Center on May 3rd to hear expert speakers on pine silviculture and forest management share their knowledge through presentations and handouts. Exhibitors with additional literature and resources will be on hand. Field tours will complement workshop presentations and will highlight management techniques supportive of plant and wildlife habitat in longleaf pine forests. This event features Guild members Dave Halley and David Schnake.


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