Conservation Lands

One of the most important issues in forestry today is land conservation—keeping forest as forest. The Guild is actively engaged in land conservation through (1) Guild members' work on establishing conservation easements, (2) supporting conservation groups in their management of their lands, and (3) advocating for working forest conservation easements that protect forests and sustain communities. The forestry practiced by Forest Stewards Guild members is well suited to the management and restoration of forests reserved for wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, watershed protection, or other non-commercial purposes.


Current policy efforts at the Guild include: