Welcome to the Forest Stewards Guild

Dartmouth Second College Grant Model Forest designation

Dartmouth College has owned 27,000 contiguous acres of forest property since June 1807 and has been engaged in timber management since 1828. Nearly 200 years of active management has shifted focus and strategy over time, and now management occurs for a multiple use approach that utilizes an ecosystem-based method of forest management. 


Putting the Forest First

From Humboldt County, California, to Aroostook County, Maine, we are the stewards for America’s finest forests.

We invite you to join us.

From our beginnings over thirty years ago, the Forest Stewards Guild has recognized that maintaining healthy, productive forests is the best investment we can make in promoting the wellbeing of people and forest communities. Our work includes hands-on forest stewardship, education and training, research, policy advocacy, and promoting professional practice – all based on high ethical standards and our unique mission of “putting the forest first.”