Professional Membership

The Forest Stewards Guild welcomes professionals in all forest-related disciplines. Guild professional members are consulting foresters, public and private forest managers, wildlife biologists, botanists, forest administrators, land protection specialists, policy makers, loggers, scientists, and educators, throughout the United States and Canada. Our members all share a commitment to the highest ethical standard of forest stewardship and conservation. Professional members receive discounts on all Guild events, are eligible to vote for Guild leadership and on policy statements, serve on committees, and receive all of our publications.

As a professional member candidate you are evaluated based on your education, professional experience, and commitment to our mission and principles. To apply, please provide the information below. Memberships are based on a 7/1 through 6/30 fiscal year.  Active Professional membership through 6/30/2017 is $55 and is $35 for Retired Professional members. Individuals who have had a career in natural resources and meet all other Professional Member requirements are eligible to become Retired Professional members.

The Forest Stewards Guild Mission and Principles are a statement of ethics and values to which all Professional Members are expected to adhere. Membership in the Guild entails an obligation to a high standard of professional and ethical conduct.   

I have read and understand the Forest Stewards Guild Mission and Principles and I agree to uphold them in professional practice.

Please describe your post-secondary (post-high school) education.

Please list either a current Guild member or another colleague who can serve as a professional reference.