Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events


Wicopy Woods Tree Farm Tour

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 08:00 to 16:00

This tour will focus on silvicultural treatments employed during harvest operations conducted in 2017 and ongoing long-term bird research that is being conducted at this Forest Stewards Guild Model Forest. Hosted by Drs. Bob Seymour, Jessica Leahy and Amber Roth. 

Bogs and Outwash - Growing Uneven-Aged Douglas Fir in the Puget Sound Area

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 09:30 to 15:00

Save the date. Registration coming soon...

Come tour the Cranberry Lake Forest Education and Research Center. This 720-acre property is used for education and research of the natural environment. Active timber management helps support these goals.

Utilizing Fire as a Tool in Managing Oak Ecosystems

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:30 to 15:30

Register by July 20!

Location: Dodger Bowl, 318 King Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Download and share the event flyer and agenda.

Partners designed this workshop to increase awareness and understanding of tools for assessing the condition of oak ecosystems and potential management scenarios. Continuing education units will be available through SAF, The Wildlife Society, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

Organizing partners:

  • Society of American Foresters Southwest Wisconsin Chapter
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Forest Stewards Guild
  • Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
  • Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium

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. 

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.

The 2018 Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters Training

The 2018 Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters training schedule has been released and applications are open. 

Thanks to the Northeast State Foresters Association, this is a series of training workshops in graduate level silviculture, delivered by an academic team coordinated by the Universities of New Hampshire and Vermont – drawing on the best experts from the other universities in the region, as well as other experts. The project came about given significant new knowledge needed by foresters to make silvicultural decisions on the ground. 

The application deadline for each session is separate. There are online training modules as well. 

Educational Retreat for Women Forest Landowners

When: Thurs, September 6 – Sun, September 9, 2018
Location: Highlights Foundation Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, PA
Program: Women and Their Woods
More info at: Delaware Highlands Conservancy OR contact:
Amanda Subjin of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 570-226-3164 ext. 2.

Apply here
Deadline: August 1, 2018

The biennial retreat is an in-depth, fun, engaging, and thought-provoking workshop on caring for your woodlands now and into the future. No matter the size of your woodlands or if you’re not yet an owner.

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