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Guild Gathering - Shortleaf Restoration in Kentucky, Daniel Boone NF

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

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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!

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.

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.

Increasing Awareness and Reducing Human-caused Wildfires

In 2016, wildfires ignited by humans burned over 200,000 acres in Arizona and New Mexico. People start wildfires with their campfires, vehicles, cigarette butts, fireworks, powerlines, debris burning, arson, and other activities. In especially dry years like this one, we need to help protect our communities, forests, wildlife, and water by building awareness of how people start wildfires. A new study from the Forest Stewards Guild in collaboration with the Forest Trust, titled Increasing Wildfire Awareness and Reducing Human-Caused Ignitions in Northern New Mexico, details how people start wildfires, common locations of human-caused wildfires, existing public awareness campaigns, and current investments in public awareness of wildfire prevention. Learn more at: www.ForestStewardsGuild.org/wildfire_prevention.

Forestry for Lake States Birds

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

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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 SAF CFE credits will be available as well.

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.”