Across the Landscape

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

Summer 2017 Forest Stewards Guild Internships

The Forest Stewards Guild invites students at the college or graduate level to work on forest-related issues in New Mexico. We are offering a paid 8-week summer internship and one unpaid 4-8 week internship. The paid and unpaid positions will be based out of our Santa Fe office. Internships will be grounded in active projects. Staff will work to tailor the workload to the student’s interests and schedule.

Proposed Public Lands Policy Statement

On January 17th, the Guild's Membership and Policy Council voted to approve a new Policy Statement on Public Lands. The full text of the statement is below. 

The statement is being circulated to Guild Professional Members for review and approval. Voting will be open until March 6, 2017. Professional Members may contact Deb Saeger at 608.333.0551 or with questions on the voting process. 


The Forest Stewards Guild

Proposed Public Lands Policy Statement

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.

The Guild in Redwood Country

September's Redwood Science Symposium in Eureka, California brought together over 300 foresters and conservationists from throughout the region, and from throughout the United States, to share state of the art science and policy discussions about "all things redwood.  This was the fourth in a series of Redwood Science Symposiums that began in 1996, and was organized by a team that included longtime Guild member


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