Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events


Guild Gathering - Shortleaf Restoration in Kentucky, Daniel Boone NF

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 08:30 to 15:00

Register for free today!
Guild Gathering and field tour
Daniel Boone National Forest
Meet at the USFS London Ranger District Office in London, KY

This field forum on shortleaf pine ecosystem restoration in the Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky is part of current efforts to increase the capacity for shortleaf restoration in Cumberland Plateau region. We are partnering with the Daniel Boone National Forest to highlight exemplary practices in shortleaf management. 

Join Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium as a sponsor of this event!

Women's Chainsaw Safety

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 16:00

Register today - limited to 13 participants
Co-sponsored by Midcoast Conservancy and the Forest Stewards Guild
Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, ME 04348
$180, lodging and food not included. 

This two-day course is designed for women. For participants with little or no chainsaw experience, and an effective refresher for learning more advanced practices.

The focus is on safety. Our goal is each student leaves the course aware of how to evaluate practices and equipment for safety, and that each student will have the opportunity to operate a chainsaw in a controlled and supervised setting. 

Restoring Woodland Health with Shortleaf Pine - Berea, KY

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:00 to 13:00

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Free field forum and tour
Berea College Forest, Berea, KY
Meet at Berea College Forestry Outreach Center.

Register by June 20 for this field forum on shortleaf pine ecosystem restoration in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee. Partners are bringing together private woodland owners, natural resource professionals, and professional members of the Guild and expanding the capacity for shortleaf restoration at Sewanee’s Domain Forest and among private woodland owners in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee.

Your Wild Woodland: Creating Habitat for Birds, Fish and Other Wildlife

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 08:30

Date to be determined - original May 5 date postponed

Location: Unity, Maine
Register (free): Call (207)781-2330 ext. 219 or email

Have you ever wondered how to manage your woodland to enhance fish and wildlife habitat?

Join us for this half day, informative workshop for landowners and woodland professionals. We'll focus on Forestry for Maine Birds approaches to managing wooodlands but also include riparian habitat management for healthy fish and connected streams. Workshop attendees will spend time inside, then visit a wooded site to discuss habitat connectivity, forest habitat features, and management approaches that enhance these features. Space is limited, SAF CFE credits are available.

Bat Conservation & Forestry for Northeast Foresters

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 08:30 to 16:00

Location: Sugar Hill Town Office (Crapo Building) 1411 Route 117 Sugar Hill, NH
Full event flyer
Register online by May 5

Attendees will learn about New Hampshire’s bat species and their ecology, review conservation practices that benefit bats, and visit fi eld sites to discuss management techniques for bat- and bird-friendly forests. CFE credits are available from this event.

2018 Northwest Community Forest Forum

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 18:00 to Friday, May 11, 2018 - 14:30

2018 Northwest Community Forest Forum
Date: May 9 - May 11, 2018
Location: Astoria, OR
Full event details and agenda
Register today!

The 4th biennial Community Forest Forum and Field Tour brings together over 100 community-based organizations, land  trusts, private landowners, local government officials and other important community forest players to learn and network. Up to 8 CFE credits from SAF are available from this forum.

Foresters for the Birds - North Carolina workshop

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00

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Foresters for the Birds pairs silviculture - the art and science of forest management - with the habitat needs of migratory forest songbirds to keep common birds common and forests as forests.

Join us for an all-day workshop for foresters, forest land owners, birders, and conservation professionals to explore this innovative approach to silviculture with birds in mind.

Loving The Land Through Working Forests Conference

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 07:30 to 15:00

Register today!

7th annual Loving The Land Through Working Forests Conference
Date: May 19, 2018
Location: Floraroze Forest, near Girard, PA

Forestry for Lake States Birds

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:30 to Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 15:30

Register now! A detailed agenda is coming soon.
Location: Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade, MN 
Leaders: Mark Jacobs and Michael Lynch
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Join Lake States members at the Long Lake Conservation Center in Aitkin County for a 1.5 day field tour and discussion. We will visit a variety of sites focusing on how birds relate to forest management practices and discuss silvicultural prescriptions that can be employed to increase their utilization of a stand. We will also discuss regional efforts toward Fire Adapted Communities as we enjoy this beautiful area. This event is eligible for 7.5 professional certification credits from The Wildlife Society, and SAF CFE credits will be available as well.

Innovative Forestry Techniques Field Tour

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00

Registration extended to May 12!
Location: Corvallis, Oregon at Oregon State University’s McDonald Forest and City of Corvallis’s Chip Ross Park
Leaders: Klaus Puettmann and Shane Hetzler

We are hosting a field tour and discussion of innovative forestry techniques with Guild Foresters, researchers and managers from many fields. Certified foresters who attend are eligible for 5.5 ACF or SAF credits from this event.


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