Upcoming Forest Stewards Guild and Partner Events


Utilizing Fire as A Tool in Managing Oak Ecosystems

Save the date - registration coming soon.
July 25, 2018
Times to be determined.
Location: southwest Wisconsin (Iowa County)
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Partners designed this workshop to increase awareness and understanding of tools for assessing the condition of oak ecosystems and potential management scenarios. Continuing education units will be available through SAF, The Wildlife Society, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

Organizing partners:

  • Society of American Foresters Southwest Wisconsin Chapter
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Forest Stewards Guild
  • Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium

Guild Gathering - Shortleaf Restoration in Kentucky, Daniel Boone NF

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 08:30 to 15:00

Register for free today!
Guild Gathering and field tour
Daniel Boone National Forest
Meet at the USFS London Ranger District Office in London, KY

This field forum on shortleaf pine ecosystem restoration in the Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky is part of current efforts to increase the capacity for shortleaf restoration in Cumberland Plateau region. We are partnering with the Daniel Boone National Forest to highlight exemplary practices in shortleaf management. 

Join Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium as a sponsor of this event!

Women's Chainsaw Safety

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 16:00

Register today - limited to 13 participants
Co-sponsored by Midcoast Conservancy and the Forest Stewards Guild
Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, ME 04348
$180, lodging and food not included. 

This two-day course is designed for women. For participants with little or no chainsaw experience, and an effective refresher for learning more advanced practices.

The focus is on safety. Our goal is each student leaves the course aware of how to evaluate practices and equipment for safety, and that each student will have the opportunity to operate a chainsaw in a controlled and supervised setting. 

Restoring Woodland Health with Shortleaf Pine - Berea, KY

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:00 to 13:00

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Free field forum and tour
Berea College Forest, Berea, KY
Meet at Berea College Forestry Outreach Center.

Register by June 20 for this field forum on shortleaf pine ecosystem restoration in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee. Partners are bringing together private woodland owners, natural resource professionals, and professional members of the Guild and expanding the capacity for shortleaf restoration at Sewanee’s Domain Forest and among private woodland owners in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee.

Your Wild Woodland: Creating Habitat for Birds, Fish and Other Wildlife

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 08:30

Date to be determined - original May 5 date postponed

Location: Unity, Maine
Register (free): Call (207)781-2330 ext. 219 or email

Have you ever wondered how to manage your woodland to enhance fish and wildlife habitat?

Join us for this half day, informative workshop for landowners and woodland professionals. We'll focus on Forestry for Maine Birds approaches to managing wooodlands but also include riparian habitat management for healthy fish and connected streams. Workshop attendees will spend time inside, then visit a wooded site to discuss habitat connectivity, forest habitat features, and management approaches that enhance these features. Space is limited, SAF CFE credits are available.

Foresters for the Birds - North Carolina workshop

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00

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Foresters for the Birds pairs silviculture - the art and science of forest management - with the habitat needs of migratory forest songbirds to keep common birds common and forests as forests.

Join us for an all-day workshop for foresters, forest land owners, birders, and conservation professionals to explore this innovative approach to silviculture with birds in mind.

Forestry for Lake States Birds

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:30 to Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 15:30

Register now!
Full agenda here. 
Location: Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade, MN 
Leaders: Mark Jacobs and Michael Lynch
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Join Lake States members at the Long Lake Conservation Center in Aitkin County for a 1.5 day field tour and discussion. We will visit a variety of sites focusing on how birds relate to forest management practices and discuss silvicultural prescriptions that can be employed to increase their utilization of a stand. We will also discuss regional efforts toward Fire Adapted Communities as we enjoy this beautiful area. This event is eligible for 7.5 professional certification credits from The Wildlife Society, and 10 Category 1 SAF CFE credits will be available as well.

The 2018 Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters Training

The 2018 Northeast Silviculture Institute for Foresters training schedule has been released and applications are open. 

Thanks to the Northeast State Foresters Association, this is a series of training workshops in graduate level silviculture, delivered by an academic team coordinated by the Universities of New Hampshire and Vermont – drawing on the best experts from the other universities in the region, as well as other experts. The project came about given significant new knowledge needed by foresters to make silvicultural decisions on the ground. 

The application deadline for each session is separate. There are online training modules as well. 

Educational Retreat for Women Forest Landowners

When: Thurs, September 6 – Sun, September 9, 2018
Location: Highlights Foundation Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, PA
Program: Women and Their Woods
More info at: Delaware Highlands Conservancy OR contact:
Amanda Subjin of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 570-226-3164 ext. 2.

Apply here
Deadline: August 1, 2018

The biennial retreat is an in-depth, fun, engaging, and thought-provoking workshop on caring for your woodlands now and into the future. No matter the size of your woodlands or if you’re not yet an owner.

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