Guild Gatherings

Join us for Guild Gatherings, a series of regional events in 2017 held across the country from California to New Hampshire. We encourage Guild members and supporters to find a regional event near you. Or if a regional event further afield is of interest, you are certain welcome there as well!  In fact, the Guild is even planning our first international gathering - a tour in Oaxaca, Mexico in October.

Mark your calendars now and watch here for additional details and registration as they become available. 

Thank you to early event sponsors Applied Ecological Services, Inc, Steigerwaldt, and USDA NIFA for their financial assistance with the Kemp Station event in Wisconsin. Join these organizations in funding this or other 2017 Guild Gatherings!

Forest Stewards Guild 2017 Lake States Meeting

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00 to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:00

Register today for the Forest Stewards Guild's 2017 Lake States meeting, July 21-22. This Guild Gathering will be held at UW-Madison's Kemp Natural Resources Station near Woodruff, WI and focus on 100 Years of Lake States Forest Stewardship; Now What?

In the Lake States, we often look at how to sustainably manage young forests to have the characteristics of older forests. For this 1.5-day meeting, we plan to focus on situations where we have relatively old forests and now are at a decision point as to how to move forward while balancing the ecological, economic, and social attributes of the forest.

Forest Management at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Land Grant

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:00

Registration is now open! Join the Forest Stewards Guild on June 20-21, 2017 at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Land Grant, near Errol, New Hampshire, for field tours and insightful discussion. 

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge showcases science-based, adaptive management in a working forest landscape. Dartmouth's Second College Land Grant is a unique 27,000-acre forest managed to be a model of environmentally sound private land stewardship.

Hyla Woods Field Tour near Gaston, OR

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
09:00 to 19:00

Register today for a Guild Gathering in the Pacific Northwest at Hyla Woods on Saturday, July 29. The Hayes family, Jerry Franklin, Norm Johnson, Mark Miller, and staff of the Forest Stewards Guild invite you to join Guild members and others from around the region for a field tour at Hyla Wood's Mt. Richmond Forest near Gaston, OR.

We will enjoy a daylong gathering outdoors with time for thoughtful discussion on how we'll build a stronger chapter of the Forest Stewards Guild in our region. Afterwards we'll come down from Mt. Richmond and continue the conversation at a nearby pub where we'll celebrate the publication of Jerry Franklin and Norm Johnson's long awaited new book, and discuss current forest issues and opportunities.

Registration Open for Oaxaca, Mexico Guild Tour

Forest Stewards Guild members and supporters will want to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to visit Oaxaca, Mexico, 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, has created an outstanding travel opportunity for Guild members and supporters to explore this rich community and make connections with our practitioner colleagues in Mexico. Register today!

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.

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.

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