Join Us

The Forest Stewards Guild welcomes all individuals who are attracted to its mission and principles. The Guild's membership year runs from 7/1 through 6/30 for all members, and we offer four membership categories: Professional, Retired Professional, Affiliate and Student.

Professional Membership

Professional Membership is open to all forest professionals actively engaged in forest stewardship, including consulting foresters, public and private forest managers, wildlife biologists, botanists, forest administrators, land protection specialists, loggers, scientists and educators. Professional members practice forest stewardship through on-the-ground management, forest policy work, forest land protection, forest advocacy, or forest related research.

To become a professional member, please complete our online Professional Membership application. Once approved, please submit your $85 membership fee:

  • Online
  • Via phone at 608.333.0551
  • Via mail to: The Forest Stewards Guild, 612 W Main St, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53703.

Retired Professional Membership

Retired Professional Membership is open to individuals who are interested in continuing to support conservation forestry efforts but are now retired from careers in forest stewardship including consulting foresters, public and private forest managers, wildlife biologists, botanists, forest administrators, land protection specialists, loggers, and scientists.

To become a Retired Professional Member, please complete our online Professional Membership application.  Once approved, please submit your $55 membership fee:

  • Online
  • Via phone at 608.333.0551
  • Via mail to: The Forest Stewards Guild, 612 W Main St, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53703.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Members include family forest owners, individuals, and organizations who care about forests and the wildlife they support. Organizations, businesses, or agencies should designate an individual to serve as the contact person with the Guild.

To become an Affiliate Member, please complete the Affiliate Application and submit your payment of $45:

  • Online
  • Via phone at 608.333.0551
  • Via mail to: The Forest Stewards Guild, 612 W Main St, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53703.

Student Membership

Student Membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who support the Guild's Mission and wish to become actively involved in the Guild's activities. To become a Student Member, please complete the Student Application. While there is no charge for Student Memberships, donations are very much appreciated.